Director: Nicolas Philibert

99 minutes, France, 2013

Director Nicolas Philibert will participate in a post-screening Q&A hosted by producer and journalist Doireann Ní Bhriain.

Assembled to evoke a day in the life of the state broadcasting company, Radio France, Nicolas Philibert’s docu-portrait employs an even-handed approach to examine a cross-section of content, ranging from reports and interviews to musical performances and weather forecasts.

The director, acclaimed for his unobtrusive but playful style – as seen in La Ville Louvre (which screened last year) and Être et Avoir – refrains from using voice-over or captions, allowing the radio segments themselves to lend the film its distinctive character. (Notes by Alice Butler.)

Documentary Competition, BFI London Film Festival 2013

Director’s Note: Nicolas Philibert’s film about radio takes us on a rich, surprising journey, revealing the invisible faces behind the ‘Round house’ Radio France.

This film is showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st, 2013).


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