Rendez-Vous With French Cinema is back... online!

Your chance to watch the best of new French cinema will be not be stopped by the pandemic! UniFrance and Film at Lincoln Center have announced the line-up for the 26th edition of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, which will be held online March 4-14.

Once again, the festival - usually held in New York - will throw the spotlight on the variety and vitality of contemporary French cinema. Emmanuelle Béart, whose latest film Margaux Hartmann will be presented at the event, is the guest of honor of the 2021 edition, which will open with the documentary Little Girl by Sébastien Lifshitz.

Films will be available online in the U.S. and U.S. territories only. This year, you'll have the opportunity to purchase an all access pass to all films for just $165! ($221 value). More details here.

Please find the 2021 selection below. Click on each film to watch the trailer and to buy a viewing (pre-order available from March 1st)

• Margaux Hartmann by Ludovic Bergery

• Final Set by Quentin Reynaud

• Lovers by Nicole Garcia

• My Donkey, My Lover & I by Caroline Vignal

• Faithful by Hélier Cisterne

• Gagarine by Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh

• Ibrahim by Samir Guesmi

• Love Affair(s) by Emmanuel Mouret

• Mandibles by Quentin Dupieux

• Little Girl by Sébastien Lifshitz

• Red Soil by Farid Bentoumi

• Spring Blossom by Suzanne Lindon

• Lifelines by Fabienne Godet

• Should the Wind Drop by Nora Martirosyan

• Slalom by Charlène Favier

• The Big Hit by Emmanuel Courcol

• À l'abordage! by Guillaume Brac

• Summer of 85 by François Ozon

In addition to these 18 films, each of which will be accompanied by virtual Q & A sessions, the festival will offer several free online conferences, starting with an opening dialogue between Emmanuelle Béart and Richard Peña, professor at Columbia University, about the actress's career and French cinema in general. This will be followed by "How Music Makes the Film" segment, about the complex process of collaboration between filmmakers and composers, and "Vive la Résistance," a conversation exploring the representation of social justice and activism in recent French and American cinema.

As was the case last year, spectators will have the opportunity to participate in the Rendez-Vous Audience Award, which was given to The Dazzled in 2020.

A selection of Rendez-Vous titles will be available on online arthouse platforms as part of the inaugural "A Taste of Rendez-Vous" program. Finally, this year's school film is Gagarine, which will be available to junior high, high school, and university students.

Head to Film at Lincoln Center for more details and to start viewing films

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