Chez nous (aka This Is Our Land) features a party called the Patriotic Bloc, a thinly disguised fictional version of the National Front. The far-right party has attacked the filmmakers, accusing them of producing political propaganda.
The French parliament has lifted far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. A judge can now call her in for questioning over a series of tweets.
The former French culture minister takes over the UN's agency from Irina Bokova. France has said Azoulay would "overcome political divisions."
Florian Philippot has said "I don't like being ridiculed" amidst continuing turmoil in the far-right party. Philippot and Le Pen reportedly argued over his anti-euro sub-party "Les Patriotes."
President Emmanuel Macron's signature anti-terror law has come into force after France's two-year state of emergency ended on Wednesday. Critics say the new legislation bears many hallmarks of the emergency decree.
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