Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France)
Being Jewish in France (Comme un Juif en France) (2007)

Poised to become the definitive film on the complex history of French Jewry, this sweeping documentary begins with the Dreyfus Affair and ends with contemporary charges of rising anti-Semitism. Narrated by celebrated actor Mathieu Amalric,… More

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Being Jewish in France makes exceptionally good use of vintage photographs and film clips in telling its story, and in fact won an award for best utilization of archival footage. It also boasts an especially varied and articulate group of talking heads.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

Even those who've boned up on Gallic history will have their eyes opened by Yves Jeuland's comprehensive documentary regarding the Chosen People and this motherland blithe and brave.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Ambitious three-hour-plus documentary.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

More impressionistic than analytical.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Yves Jeuland's documentary Being Jewish in France is more than three hours long, and its emotional peak comes relatively early.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

Jeuland's history is at times scattered, but always compelling.

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