As part of this year’s 25th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York, UniFrance, Film at Lincoln Center, and Air France launched the Air France Audience Award, offering moviegoers the chance to vote for their favorite film from the festival.

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural Air France Audience Award winner is Sarah Suco’s mesmerizing debut feature The Dazzled (Les éblouis), about a 12-year-old acrobat whose ultra-religious Catholic community pressures her to quit her training.

Please note: In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Film at Lincoln Center’s theaters were closed before the festival was completed. As a result, three films did not screen for the public and were not included in the voting: The Specials, Happy Birthday, and Spread Your Wings.

Congratulations again to Sarah Suco’s The Dazzled.

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 take audiences to entirely unexpected places. Co-presented with UniFrance, the 25th edition of Rendez-Vous will demonstrate that the landscape of French cinema is as fertile, inspiring, and distinct as ever.

Organized by Florence Almozini with UniFrance.