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 Benoît 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.
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Opening Night · U.S. Premiere · Introductions by Mathieu Amalric and Jeanne BalibarA chameleon-like Jeanne Balibar stars in this tantalizing, meta-cinematic tribute to Barbara—a legendary chanteuse and enduring icon of French culture—from actor-director Mathieu Amalric.
N.Y. Premiere · Q&A with Raymond Depardon and Claudine NougaretContinuing a 30-year collaboration with sound recordist and producer Claudine Nougaret, renowned photographer and documentarian Raymond Depardon has made a startling, face-to-face look at mental illness and the French legal system.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Gilles Bourdos and writer Richard Bausch on March 11Drawing from Richard Bausch’s short stories, Renoir director Gilles Bourdos delivers an explosive emotional epic about the tangled relationships among parents, children, husbands, wives, and lovers.
North American Premiere · Q&A with Emmanuel Finkiel on March 17Marguerite Duras’s autobiographical memoir—a heartrending reflection on wartime grief—receives a haunting and hypnotic adaptation starring a profoundly moving Mélanie Thierry. Thursday, March 15, 3:45pm Saturday, March 17, 3:00pm (Q&A with Emmanuel Finkiel)
New York Premiere · Q&A with Léonor Serraille & Julie Roué on March 9A newly single young woman attempts to restart her life in this refreshingly complex portrait of an all-too-human heroine veering between instability and strength. Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes for best first film.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Tonie Marshal on March 10Emmanuelle Devos stars as an ambitious businesswoman navigating a sexist corporate minefield as she attempts to crash the boardroom boys’ club in this timely feminist drama from Tonie Marshall (Venus Beauty Institute).
North American Premiere · Q&A with Eugène Green on March 13Six strangers confront their uniquely 21st century anxieties with the help of a sorcerer in this playful performance art consciousness-bender-cum-ghost story about the search for meaning in the age of social media.
Sponsored byDirector Tonie Marshall—whose latest film, Number One, depicts how women still have to struggle to climb the social ladder—will join special guests for a special talk about issues around female empowerment and the place of women in the French film and corporate industries.
Sponsored byWhat does it take to make a first feature? And how is it different to do so in France, as opposed to the U.S.? First-time filmmakers and emerging producers–featuring Marine Francen (The Sower), Xavier Legrand (Custody), Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men, Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals), Amy Lo (Mental Pictures), and Jean-Louis Livi (Ava)–will discuss strategies and challenges in producing and directing a successful debut film.
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