Snobbish, coward, effeminate, lazy, seducing, arrogant… Many stereotypes are associated to French people, passed on in the news, in Hollywood movies and series and in TV ads.
As much as French people are disliked, France arises admiration and passion: it is the first tourist destination worldwide, it is seen as the land of hedonism, love, gastronomy, arts, and the country of human rights…
FRENCH BASHING and FRENCH LOVING are two documentaries revealing the origin of French stereotypes. Together, they tell the story of the complex relationship between France and foreign countries, a story where stereotypes say as much about the French as about the people and countries who hold them. With a stylish design, views of famous personalities and lots of references to history, news and pop culture, these two documentaries take us on an exciting journey through the (French) looking glass. Bon voyage!
FRENCH BASHING – 1×52’/ Territories: Worldwide rights / Production year: 2015
FRENCH LOVING – 1×52’/ Coming next / Territories: Worldwide rights / Production year: 2019
Culture and society