Also known as Aspects of France, this 34-minute travelogue spends most of its time exploring aspects of Paris. Eventually, the producers get around to peeking in the various nooks and crannies of Normandy and Marseilles. It's standard documentary fare, enlivened by some surprisingly creative camerawork and clever use of filters and gauze, all courtesy of cinematographer Marcel Grignon. Apparently, American critics in 1937 were oblivious to the charms of Francais; one reviewer carped that the film might as well have been made in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for all the interest it generated. Portions of the film later made their way into American documentaries, with no credit given to Grignon or director D. Kirsanoff.
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