Je Veux Voir
Je Veux Voir (2008)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 17, 2008
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David Jenkins
Time Out

There's no denying that this is a single-note film, but it's a note of considerable emotional clout.

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Peter Bradshaw

A potent and intriguing cinema of ideas.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

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.

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Jon Fortgang

An unconventional yet haunting documentary that shines a strange new light on life in modern Lebanon.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The line between worthy and pompous is a tightrope right the way through, and the filmmakers don't have the shoes for it.

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Matt Bielby
Filmstar Magazine

It sounds like nothing happens, and it doesn't, and the strange what's-real-and-what's-planned? atmosphere can annoy somewhat.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

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.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

Whatever the meaning, or lack of meaning, occasionally powerful images sock you between the eyes.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The idea is misconceived, the execution gets closer and closer to the danger zone of embarrassment.

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