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Returning to Reims


Jean-Gabriel Périot

Freely adapted from the eponymous novel by Didier Eribon, RETURNING TO REIMS tells in archives an intimate and political story of the French working class from the beginning of the 1950s to today.

Festivals & Awards

César Awards 2023 – Best Documentary Award

Festival de Cannes 2021 – Directors’ Fortnight

San Sebastian 2021 – Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Section

NYFF 2021 – Currents Section


An emotional, thought-provoking work

Screen Daily

A fascinating oeuvre of memorial reflection and a virtuoso film in its assembling of very diverse illustrating archives that are always relevant


What makes Retour so fascinating is the mixture of personal memory and historical research. But most intriguing is the parallel rail of film and commentary: the seventh art as a witness of history. Brilliant.


Original title: RETURNING TO REIMS

Production: Les Films de Pierre - Arte France

Nationality: France

Year of production: 2021

Running time: 80'

Language: French


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