Je Veux Voir
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The destruction wrought in Lebanon during the war of 2006 is seen through unexpected eyes in this fusion of drama and documentary from filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. The internationally famous French actress Catherine Deneuve (playing herself) is visiting Beirut and wants to see the aftermath of the 2006 conflict first hand. Deneuve's driver, a loyal fan and fellow actor named Rabih Mroue, is more than willing to help, and together they spend the day exploring the city, from the city center through the village of Bint El Jbeil (which Mroue calls home) to the Israeli… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's no denying that this is a single-note film, but it's a note of considerable emotional clout."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"A potent and intriguing cinema of ideas."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The images lack historical context, Deneuve seems ill-at-ease throughout and the film overall suffers in comparison with last year's Lebanon-set Under The Bombs."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Sincere and nicely shot, but unengaging."
‑ Robert Hanks, Independent
"An unconventional yet haunting documentary that shines a strange new light on life in modern Lebanon."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"The line between worthy and pompous is a tightrope right the way through, and the filmmakers don't have the shoes for it."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"It sounds like nothing happens, and it doesn't, and the strange what's-real-and-what's-planned? atmosphere can annoy somewhat."
‑ Matt Bielby, Filmstar Magazine
"An occasionally flawed but frequently rewarding film that paints an intriguing portrait of war-torn Lebanon."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Not quite a documentary, nor yet entirely fiction, Je Veux Voir is an awkward blend. But it's not nearly as awkward as Catherine Deneuve in the central role."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"Whatever the meaning, or lack of meaning, occasionally powerful images sock you between the eyes."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"The idea is misconceived, the execution gets closer and closer to the danger zone of embarrassment."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
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