Roxane

Roxane

Roxane

A struggling chicken farmer with a hidden passion for acting (Guillaume de Tonquédec, What's in a Name?) turns to making YouTube comedy videos - much to his family's chagrin - to get out of debt in this French comedy-drama.

2020Rating: PG, Coarse language & sexual references85 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld Cinema

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Based on an earlier poultry-powered short, director Mélanie Auffret’s debut feature is a film of scrambled tones with black comedy, bucolic whimsy and social-realism occasionally delivered at a cartoon-ish pace. But its ingredients make for an enjoyably cheesy soufflé, for all that.

Stuff

Stuff

press

At once an interesting companion piece to that fabulous recent Kiwi rural drama Bellbird and a reminder that someone really should release Morgan Spurlock's excellent US "big chicken" expose Super Size Me 2 in this country, Roxane is not fowl, nor mere poultry entertainment.

New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Based on an earlier poultry-powered short, director Mélanie Auffret’s debut feature is a film of scrambled tones with black comedy, bucolic whimsy and social-realism occasionally delivered at a cartoon-ish pace. But its ingredients make for an enjoyably cheesy soufflé, for all that.

Stuff

Stuff

press

At once an interesting companion piece to that fabulous recent Kiwi rural drama Bellbird and a reminder that someone really should release Morgan Spurlock's excellent US "big chicken" expose Super Size Me 2 in this country, Roxane is not fowl, nor mere poultry entertainment.