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This Is Our Land
France, Belgium 2017
In French with English subtitles
For audiences aged 12 and above
|Controversy is already building for "This Is Our Land," Lucas Belvaux's fictionalized story of a well-intentioned working-class single-mom in northern France who's won over to the far right by a charismatic blonde leader and her henchmen. It just so happens that the blonde leader looks and acts an awful lot like Marine Le Pen, a politician not exactly known for her thick skin. Heated debate will only increase following the pic's late February French opening. The film is a shoo-in for Stateside distribution, since Belvaux's theme is the cinematic equivalent of all those articles trying to understand the disgruntled white voters who supported Trump. While too baldly calculated and on-message to rank with Belvaux's best, "Our Land" will see perhaps the strongest returns of his career given the topicality.
Jay Weissberg / Variety
Director: Lucas Belvaux
Lucas Belvaux (born in 1961) is an established and award-winning Belgian director and actor who is best known for his film Rapt (2009). This Is Our Land was nominated for the Big Screen Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
|Screenplay: Lucas Belvaux & Jerôme Leroy
Cast: Emilie Dequenne, André Dussollier, Guillaume Gouix, Catherine Jacob, Anne Marivin, Patrick Descamps
Production: David Frenkel & Patrick Quinet / Synecdoche & Artemis Productions
Sales: Le Pacte