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This is Our Land

Marine Le Pen was defeated in the French election that brought Emmanuel Macron to power, but her far right-wing party, with its nationalist, anti-immigrant platform, lives on to feed the same kind of fear and resentment that led to Donald Trump’s election. THIS IS OUR LAND is a fictionalized story of a working-class single mother in the north of France who naively agrees to run for mayor, representing the Patriotic Bloc. Lucas Belvaux, who previously directed RAPT, a terrific thriller about a French politician’s kidnapping, deals with another type of kidnapping here: With the help of a charming André Dussollier as the town’s esteemed physician, the Populists’ rhetoric seizes control of the minds of the electorate. Catherine Jacob stars as the blonde-bobbed leader who never met an angry crowd she couldn’t make angrier.

“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.” - Variety

“THIS IS OUR LAND is essential viewing for its damning critiques.” – Film Inquiry

“THIS IS OUR LAND is not only a great entertainment, it is also a powerful warning.” – 20 Minutes

Played at

Monica Film Center, 4.27.18 - 5.03.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Drama, Fascism, French Cinema, Politics & World Affairs
Runtime: 114 min
Language: French
FEATURED REVIEW: Boyd van Hoeij, Atlantic
In France, like in much of Europe and the U.S., political discourse has become more polarized in recent years. The recovery from the recession is slow, unemployment is still an issue, and new refugees from Africa and the Middle East arrive while some second-generation immigrants stil...