The best of French cinema in New York!

Rendez-vous with French cinema is back in New York and will showcase 22 French films at  Lincoln Center from March 5 through 15. The festival will open with a screening of The Truth (La vérité) with Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in attendance!

For twenty-five years now, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to discover the best of recent French cinema. The 2020 edition once again demonstrates the fertility of the French film landscape and the many voices of which it is composed.

Among the films this year are Claude Lelouch's follow-up to a Man and a Woman, 53 years after the original, The Best Years of a Life, Cannes' sensation An Easy Girl, Alice Winocour's spatial drama Proxima, and Cédric Klapisch's (The Spanish Apartment, The Russian Dolls) latest dramedy Someone, Somewhere.

Films will be screened in the presence of contemporary French film directors, including Bruno Dumont, Rebecca Zlotowski, Mounia Meddour, Maïmouna Doucouré, Quentin Dupieux, Mehdi Idir, Pascal Bonitzer, Cédric Klapisch, Nicolas Pariser, Claude Lelouch, Alice Winocour, Lucie Borleteau, Sarah Suco, and Stéphane Batut, and the actress Chiara Mastroianni. 

Meet Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke!

A number of additional events will be held to coincide with the Rendez-Vous festival:

  • An opening day conversation with Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke on March 5. Buy tickets here.
  • A meeting between Alice Winocour and a surprise guest speaker on the subject of "Cinema and Space" (date to be advised). Buy tickets here.
  • A discussion and booksigning with Serge Toubiana, president of UniFrance, who will autograph his new book on Helen Scott, on March 8. Buy tickets here.
  • A panel discussion between several directors on the subject of adapting literary works into films, on March 9. Buy tickets here.

Pascal Bonitzer, Chiara Mastroianni, Lucie Borleteau, and Mehdi Idir will each lead a master class at various New York universities (Columbia, CUNY, Fordham), the Metrograph theater will organize an evening dedicated to Chiara Mastroianni (March 7) and one dedicated to Bruno Dumont (March 13), and Claude Lelouch will present his film A Man and a Woman at the Film Forum. 

Film lineup at the 25th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

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