On a new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re excited to present a Q&A from the 2023 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema premiere of Other People’s Children, with director Rebecca Zlotowski and lead actress, Virginie Efira. The conversation was moderated by NYFF Artistic Director, Dennis Lim.

Other People’s Children opens in our theaters on Friday, April 21. Get tickets here!

Acclaimed writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski (An Easy Girl, 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema) draws from her own life to depict the emotional trajectory of Rachel (Virginie Efira), a schoolteacher whose desire for a biological child seems increasingly unlikely to be fulfilled (as she’s informed by her gynecologist in a delightful cameo from Frederick Wiseman). When Rachel enters into a relationship with car designer Ali (Roschdy Zem), he’s slow to let her know that he’s a single father, but once she finds out she quickly grows to love his precocious daughter, Leila (Callie Ferreira-Goncalves).

The stresses and strains of close relationships between adults and children are thoughtfully examined in this drama that’s as romantic in its evocation of new love blossoming in Paris as it is clear-headed about the myriad pressures that societal expectations impose on the lives of middle-aged women. A 2023 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema selection.

Enjoy the conversation with Zlotowski and Efira, moderated by Dennis Lim, and don’t miss Other People’s Children, opening in our theaters on April 21. Get tickets here.