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‘France’ Review: Léa Seydoux Plays a Poker-Faced TV Anchor in Bruno Dumont’s Messy Media Parody

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Peter Debruge Chief Film CriticBy far the most biting and ironic satire to premiere in Cannes competition this year — a divisive comedy whose cynicism was met with boos at the press screening — Bruno Dumont’s “France” doesn’t want to be liked.

That’s more than can be said of its eponymous protagonist, France de Meurs (Léa Seydoux), the country’s top news anchor and a damning representation of the journalist-as-star phenomenon.

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