Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns with another edition that exemplifies the range and verve of contemporary French filmmaking. The titles this year, by emerging talents and time-honored masters, thrill and surprise, and many take audiences to entirely new places. The festival features the latest from established favorites Philippe Faucon (Fatima), Julie Delpy (Lolo), Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche (Story of Judas), and Catherine Corsini (Summertime), as well as remarkable debuts from Louis Garrel (Two Friends), Nicolas Pariser (The Great Game), and Eva Husson (Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)). Additional highlights include gems from Cannes and beyond: Alice Winocour’s Disorder, Nabil Ayouch’s Much Loved, 21 Nights with Pattie by Jean-Marie and Arnaud Larrieu, and Three Sisters by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. For this year’s Opening Night film, we are proud to present Guillaume Nicloux’s elegiac Valley of Love, which reunites Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert on-screen for the first time in over 35 years, and whose tour-de-force performances are guaranteed to mesmerize. Co-presented with UniFrance, this year’s Rendez-Vous demonstrates that the landscape of French cinema is as fertile as ever, and the voices calling from it never more distinct.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema receives generous support from Premiere sponsors Lacoste and Renault-Nissan.

Special thanks to Piper-Heidsieck, TV5 Monde, La Sacem, French Cultural Services, Institut Français, French Waves, and FIAF.