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.
We regret to inform all forthcoming Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2020 screenings have been canceled.
Opening Night · New York Premiere · Introduction by Ethan Hawke at 6:30pm screeningIn his follow-up to the Palme d’Or–winning Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda casts two titans of French cinema, Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche, in a film structured around the rippling tensions underlying a family gathering.
New York PremiereA philosophy graduate (Anaïs Demoustier) becomes advisor to a mayor (Fabrice Luchini) who is running out of ideas in this heartfelt and thought-provoking tale of political action over empty rhetoric.
New York PremiereWith a thoughtful, ruminative script by Claude Lelouch and Valérie Perrin, this sequel to Lelouch’s classic 1966 Palme d’Or–winner A Man and a Woman weaves a career-spanning tapestry for Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée, reprising their roles.
U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Stéphane Batut on March 10 & 13Winner of the prestigious Prix Jean Vigo, this smoldering feature debut from Stéphane Batut is an entrancing tale of aching romanticism on the precipice of life and death.
New York PremiereAs 11-year-old Amy rehearses with a hip-hop dance troupe, her newfound talent conflicts with her family’s traditional expectations in Maïmouna Doucouré’s vibrant debut.
New York PremiereA 12-year-old acrobat is pressured by her church to quit her training in actress-turned-director Sarah Suco’s debut feature, a mesmerizing slow burn set in an insular Catholic community.
New York Premiere · Introduction by Mathieu and Thomas Verhaeghe on March 8Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Adèle Haenel (Portrait of Lady on Fire) star in this rollicking, absurdist, and lightly surrealist take on the midlife crisis movie, directed by Rendez-Vous mainstay Quentin Dupieux (Reality, Keep an Eye Out!).
North American Premiere · Q&A with Rebecca Zlotowski on March 7Breezy yet sumptuous, Rebecca Zlotowski’s fourth feature taps into the universal hunger of adolescence, and imbues an empathetic coming-of-age story with a sharp class critique.
New York PremiereTaking place over the course of one hectic day, this buoyant and bittersweet ensemble piece directed by Cédric Kahn and headlined by Catherine Deneuve tests the ties that bind a family.
New York PremiereDance legend Isadora Duncan responded to the tragic death of her children by choreographing a piece called Mother. In Isadora’s Children, Damien Manivel depicts a trio of characters engaging with Duncan’s work of art.
U.S. PremiereTen-year-old Lise Leplat Prudhomme commands the center of Bruno Dumont’s inventive reimagining of the story of Joan of Arc, an uncanny, absurdist mood piece, strikingly shot amid rolling hills and vaulted cathedrals.
New York PremiereChiara Mastroianni won Best Actress in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section for her fierce performance in this playful, fantastical spin on a Rohmerian moral tale, the latest from Christophe Honoré.
New York PremiereNedjma (Lyna Khoudri) is a university student during the Algerian Civil War whose passion is fashion design. Defying religious conservatism, she custom-makes dresses for her peers that are examples of individual expression.
New York PremiereIn this vividly detailed, unsettling thriller, young parents Myriam (Leïla Bekhti) and Paul (Antoine Reinartz) think they’ve found the perfect nanny in Louise (Karin Viard). But as Myriam reimmerses herself in her job, Louise entrenches herself deeper and deeper into their family life, her behavior growing ever stranger.
New York PremiereAlice Winocour’s (Disorder, Rendez-Vous ’16) third feature, which stars Eva Green and Matt Dillon, wrestles poignantly with the earthly loose ends and internal pressures of space travel.
North American PremiereSlam poet Grand Corps Malade and Mehdi Idir’s second collaboration after 2016’s Step by Step is both vivid institutional critique and lively ensemble piece—a rousing look at the importance of encouraging untapped potential despite institutional odds.
New York PremiereIn this almost-romance from Cédric Klapisch (Paris, Rendez-Vous 2008), warehouse employee Rémy (François Civil) and research assistant Mélanie (Ana Girardot) have never met, but they live parallel lives; the seemingly star-crossed duo orbit around each other but remain just out of reach.
U.S. PremiereThe haunting, experiential latest from Rabah Ameur Zaïmeche (Story of Judas, Rendez-Vous 2016) centers on a doctor (Ramzy Bedia) in nineties Algeria who finds his moral positions shaken as his world rapidly becomes a war zone.
U.S. PremiereThis heartfelt comic drama from the directing duo behind The Intouchables and starring Vincent Cassel and Reda Kateb targets structural neglect in the French medical system.
North American PremiereAn uncanny triangle emerges in this update of Henry James’s short story “The Way It Came.” Book critic Coline (Sara Giraudeau) is assigned a profile of a reclusive, brooding painter (Let the Sunshine In’s Nicolas Duvauchelle), who claims to have seen his mother’s spirit just before her death.
U.S. PremiereA teenager helps his environmentalist father train endangered geese to follow a new migratory path, avoidant of pollution and human-made threats, in this freewheeling adventure of both suspense and enlightening civic action.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Safy Nebbou on March 6When Claire (Juliette Binoche) creates a Facebook profile for a 24-year-old alter ego, her plans veer into uncharted territory, leading to a dizzying game of mirrors between the real and the virtual in Safy Nebbou’s ingenious adaptation of Camille Laurens’s best-seller.
Free and open to the public! · Presented by HBOCinema and literature are deeply interconnected art forms that keep inspiring each other. What are the challenges and implications of adapting a book to the screen, and how does literature nurture cinema?
Out of an abundance of caution and at the direction of Lincoln Center Performing Arts (LCPA), Film at Lincoln Center will be closing the Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center effective 5:00 PM on March 12, 2020, in response to the ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
We regret any inconvenience caused by these changes. Information regarding refunds and exchanges will follow, and ticket holders will be contacted directly via the email associated to your order about refunds within the next 24-48 hours. We appreciate your patience as we all work together to ensure the health and safety of the New York community.
Film at Lincoln Center is continuing to monitor the situation closely in consultation with our LCPA colleagues as well as government and health officials and will provide updates as needed.
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