What makes Voyage a travers le cinema francais interesting is where it comes from: Bertrand Tavernier - a man close to the post-war French cinema, from his position as a fan, film critic, friend to filmmakers, assistant director, low-key director himself. For more than three hours we get to see and hear, mostly by use of filmclips, what makes somebody love cinema. Yes, and some stories about Jacques Becker, Marcel Carné, Jean Renoir, Claude Sautet or Jean Gabin.

The tone is nostalgic and although it doesn’t explicitly forward the idea that movies are not what they used to be, you get that actually it’s the world that is no longer the same.