French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2013, and the 18th annual edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema covers the widest possible spectrum. This range includes grand and engaging entertainments such as Régis Roinsard’s Populaire, uncompromising auteurs such as Jean-Claude Brisseau and Damien Odoul, rising independent voices including Héléna Klotz and Shalimar Preuss, and master filmmakers François Ozon, Patrice Leconte, Raymond Depardon, Nicolas Philibert and the late Claude Miller.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is a co-presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance Films in association with BAMcinématek and IFC Center. The full line-up for all venues is available at RendezvousWithFrenchCinema.com.
Romain Duris stars in this scintillating film about the innocence of 1950s France.
Romain Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in this tense psychological romance.
Audrey Tautou stars in this moving adaptation of François Mauriac’s classic novel.
François Ozon is at the height of his powers in this ironic tale of mentoring gone wrong.
Jean Renoir’s mix of farce and melodrama is considered one of the best films ever made.
This fresh take on Denis Diderot’s classic stars Isabelle Huppert as a too-loving mother superior.
Alice Winocour directs this study of personal wills, hidden desires, and reversals of fate.