The French, on the whole, love Fahrenheit 9/11. But not all is well in Gaul…
“To affirm…that it was crowned (in Cannes) for its cinemagraphic qualities is either proof of incompetence, a pure lie or a cynical joke,” [daily newspaper Le Monde] wrote, questioning whether the movie was what it is touted to be ? a documentary.
Le Monde said the film more closely resembles propaganda. The paper carried a separate article to separate “truths” from “errors” in the film.
Overall though, French sentiment is obvious and unremarkable. “It’s very important, this movie,” [20-year old Adrien Bloch] said. “We don’t like Bush and this movie is anti-Bush…It reflects our thinking.”
So much for the reputation the French have for questioning everything.