Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns in March with another edition that exemplifies the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking. The films on display, by emerging talents and established masters, raise ideas both topical and eternal, and many take audiences to entirely unexpected places. Highlights from recent Rendez-Vous with French Cinema editions include Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, François Ozon’s Frantz, Bruno Dumont’s Slack Bay, Robin Campillo’s Eastern Boys, Justine Triet’s Victoria, and BenoĂźt Jacquot’s 3 Hearts. Co-presented with UniFrance Films, the 23rd edition of Rendez-Vous will demonstrate that the landscape of French cinema is as fertile, inspiring, and distinct as ever.

Organized by Florence Almozini and Dennis Lim

Are you an aspiring or emerging cinephile in love with French cinema? During the 23rd edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema on March 8-18, UniFrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center invite any attendee under 40 years of age to write a review in our “Salut les Jeunes Critiques” contest, and you could win a trip to Paris. See more details here.

Through the festival, stop by the Furman Gallery for the photography exhibit Face to Face with French Cinema. It is impossible to sum up an entire national cinema in a single image, but the unique sensibility of French film comes through in these photographs of faces. Each of these actors or directors has given audiences around the world their own rendez-vous with French cinema. UniFrance is delighted to present the elegant photography of Jean-Baptiste Le Mercier.