CPH/DOX review: ‘Je Suis Charlie’ ★★★

A cursory Google search for ‘Charlie Hebdo’ reveals that the satirical magazine continues to fly dangerously close to the sun. Less than a week since the Sinai plane crash, a cartoon equating debris falling from the wrecked fuselage with the continuation of Russia’s bombing of ISIS has sparked a predictably vehement backlash. The controversial, polemical publication has historically disregarded the line between keeping a finger on the pulse of current affairs and stabbing a nerve with the sharp end of a pencil.

Je Suis Charlie is playing at the CPH/DOX Festival. Visit CineVue, here, to read the full review.