This year’s programming includes a special focus on the myriad of ways that French culture influences the arts in America, and vice-versa. The lineup features 23 diverse films, comprised of highlights from international festivals and works by both established favorites and talented newcomers, including François Ozon’s Lubitsch adaptation Frantz, set after World War I; Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, a provocative exploration of a Paris terrorist attack carried out by young activists; Rebecca Zlotowski’s visually arresting Planetarium, with Natalie Portman as a touring psychic who catches the eye of a movie producer in 1930s Paris; for the first time, a Film Comment magazine presentation within Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: Julia Ducournau’s cannibal thriller Raw, which titillated audiences at Toronto and Cannes.

Filmmakers and talent who will be in attendance at this year’s festival include, in alphabetical order: Emmanuelle Bercot, Bertrand Bonello, Étienne Comar, Caroline Deruas, Stéphanie Di Giusto, Julia Ducournau, Marc Fitoussi, Marina Foïs, Cécile de France, Nicole Garcia, Christophe Honoré, Reda Kateb, Sébastien Marnier, François Ozon, Antonin Peretjatko, Katell Quillévéré, Jérôme Salle, Justin Taurand, Justine Triet, Martin Wheeler, and Rebecca Zlotowski.

Screenings

Django [Opening Night]
Étienne Comar, France, 2017

The Odyssey / L’Odyssée [Closing Night]
Jérôme Salle, France, 2016

150 Milligrams / La Fille de Brest [U.S. Premiere]
Emmanuelle Bercot, France, 2016

The Dancer / La Danseuse
Stéphanie Di Giusto, France/Belgium/Czech Republic, 2016

Daydreams / L’Indomptée [U.S. Premiere]
Caroline Deruas, France, 2016

Faultless / Irréprochable
Sébastien Marnier, France, 2016

Frantz
François Ozon, France/Germany, 2016

From the Land of the Moon / Mal de pierres
Nicole Garcia, France/Belgium/Canada, 2016

Heal the Living / Réparer les vivants
Katell Quillévéré, France/Belgium, 2016

In Bed With Victoria / Victoria
Justine Triet, France, 2016

In the Forest of Siberia / Dans les forêts de Sibérie
Safy Nebbou, France, 2016

Journey to Greenland / Le Voyage au Groënland
Sébastien Betbeder, France, 2016

Mum’s Wrong / Maman a tort
Marc Fitoussi, France/Belgium, 2016

Nocturama
Bertrand Bonello, France/Germany/Belgium, 2016

L’Opéra [U.S. Premiere]
Jean-Stéphane Bron, France, 2017

Planetarium
Rebecca Zlotowski, France/Belgium, 2016

Raw / Grave [Film Comment Presents]
Julia Ducournau, France/Belgium, 2016

Right Here Right Now / Tout de suite maintenant
Pascal Bonitzer, France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2016

Slack Bay / Ma Loute
Bruno Dumont, France/Germany, 2016

Sophie’s Misfortunes / Les Malheurs de Sophie
Christophe Honoré, France, 2016

The Stopover / Voir du pays
Delphine & Muriel Coulin, France/Greece, 2016

Struggle for Life / La Loi de la jungle
Antonin Peretjatko, France, 2016

The Together Project / L’Effet aquatique
Sólveig Anspach, France/Iceland, 2016

Special events

Live Talk with Agnès Varda
Join Varda in this special live event as she reflects on her voluminous body of work, influences, and approach to filmmaking.
> Friday, March 10, 6:00pm

Free Panel: International Co-Productions
Producers from the U.S. and France will sit down to discuss the strategies and challenges of international co-productions—from the creative to the technical, and everything in between.
> Thursday, March 2, 5:30pm

Free Panel: Film as Political Intervention
In response to the disillusionment and frustration currently felt worldwide, directors from this year’s edition will discuss how films can address political turmoil or social unrest and operate as whistle-blowers.
> Friday, March 3, 5:00pm

Free Panel: Julian Starke’s French Waves with French Touch DJs Pedro Winter, Para One and Jacques
French touch (aka French house) musicians Pedro Winter, Para One, and Jacques will discuss their perspectives on and experiences with French electronic music following a free screening of Julian Starke’s French Waves, an immersive documentary that pinpoints key moments of French Touch since the 1990s.
> Saturday, March 4, 5:00pm

Free Screening: Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent
Episode 1 (“Cécile”), France, 2015
> Saturday, March 11, 4:30pm

EXHIBITION

Fellini, 8 ½ in Color
On view March 1-12
PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL RONALD
Curated by Sam Stourdzé
8 ½ was Federico Fellini’s last black-and-white film after more than a decade of directing. Although the film’s images were never intended to be seen in color, Piero Servo—a frequent camera operator for Fellini—recently found the late photographer Paul Ronald’s long-forgotten box of color negatives. These rediscoveries are the focus of this year’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema exhibition, curated by Sam Stourdzé, the director of the esteemed Les Rencontres d’Arles, and accompanied by recollections from one of the film’s stars, Anouk Aimée.


More information here.

Film Society of Lincoln Center 144 West 65th Street New York, NY

22nd Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center

When
March 1-12, 2017
Where
Film Society of Lincoln Center
144 West 65th Street
New York, NY
'Nocturama' (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)

This year’s programming includes a special focus on the myriad of ways that French culture influences the arts in America, and vice-versa. The lineup features 23 diverse films, comprised of highlights from international festivals and works by both established favorites and talented newcomers, including François Ozon’s Lubitsch adaptation Frantz, set after World War I; Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, a provocative exploration of a Paris terrorist attack carried out by young activists; Rebecca Zlotowski’s visually arresting Planetarium, with Natalie Portman as a touring psychic who catches the eye of a movie producer in 1930s Paris; for the first time, a Film Comment magazine presentation within Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: Julia Ducournau’s cannibal thriller Raw, which titillated audiences at Toronto and Cannes.

Filmmakers and talent who will be in attendance at this year’s festival include, in alphabetical order: Emmanuelle Bercot, Bertrand Bonello, Étienne Comar, Caroline Deruas, Stéphanie Di Giusto, Julia Ducournau, Marc Fitoussi, Marina Foïs, Cécile de France, Nicole Garcia, Christophe Honoré, Reda Kateb, Sébastien Marnier, François Ozon, Antonin Peretjatko, Katell Quillévéré, Jérôme Salle, Justin Taurand, Justine Triet, Martin Wheeler, and Rebecca Zlotowski.

Screenings

Django [Opening Night]
Étienne Comar, France, 2017

The Odyssey / L’Odyssée [Closing Night]
Jérôme Salle, France, 2016

150 Milligrams / La Fille de Brest [U.S. Premiere]
Emmanuelle Bercot, France, 2016

The Dancer / La Danseuse
Stéphanie Di Giusto, France/Belgium/Czech Republic, 2016

Daydreams / L’Indomptée [U.S. Premiere]
Caroline Deruas, France, 2016

Faultless / Irréprochable
Sébastien Marnier, France, 2016

Frantz
François Ozon, France/Germany, 2016

From the Land of the Moon / Mal de pierres
Nicole Garcia, France/Belgium/Canada, 2016

Heal the Living / Réparer les vivants
Katell Quillévéré, France/Belgium, 2016

In Bed With Victoria / Victoria
Justine Triet, France, 2016

In the Forest of Siberia / Dans les forêts de Sibérie
Safy Nebbou, France, 2016

Journey to Greenland / Le Voyage au Groënland
Sébastien Betbeder, France, 2016

Mum’s Wrong / Maman a tort
Marc Fitoussi, France/Belgium, 2016

Nocturama
Bertrand Bonello, France/Germany/Belgium, 2016

L’Opéra [U.S. Premiere]
Jean-Stéphane Bron, France, 2017

Planetarium
Rebecca Zlotowski, France/Belgium, 2016

Raw / Grave [Film Comment Presents]
Julia Ducournau, France/Belgium, 2016

Right Here Right Now / Tout de suite maintenant
Pascal Bonitzer, France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2016

Slack Bay / Ma Loute
Bruno Dumont, France/Germany, 2016

Sophie’s Misfortunes / Les Malheurs de Sophie
Christophe Honoré, France, 2016

The Stopover / Voir du pays
Delphine & Muriel Coulin, France/Greece, 2016

Struggle for Life / La Loi de la jungle
Antonin Peretjatko, France, 2016

The Together Project / L’Effet aquatique
Sólveig Anspach, France/Iceland, 2016

Special events

Live Talk with Agnès Varda
Join Varda in this special live event as she reflects on her voluminous body of work, influences, and approach to filmmaking.
> Friday, March 10, 6:00pm

Free Panel: International Co-Productions
Producers from the U.S. and France will sit down to discuss the strategies and challenges of international co-productions—from the creative to the technical, and everything in between.
> Thursday, March 2, 5:30pm

Free Panel: Film as Political Intervention
In response to the disillusionment and frustration currently felt worldwide, directors from this year’s edition will discuss how films can address political turmoil or social unrest and operate as whistle-blowers.
> Friday, March 3, 5:00pm

Free Panel: Julian Starke’s French Waves with French Touch DJs Pedro Winter, Para One and Jacques
French touch (aka French house) musicians Pedro Winter, Para One, and Jacques will discuss their perspectives on and experiences with French electronic music following a free screening of Julian Starke’s French Waves, an immersive documentary that pinpoints key moments of French Touch since the 1990s.
> Saturday, March 4, 5:00pm

Free Screening: Call My Agent! / Dix pour cent
Episode 1 (“Cécile”), France, 2015
> Saturday, March 11, 4:30pm

EXHIBITION

Fellini, 8 ½ in Color
On view March 1-12
PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL RONALD
Curated by Sam Stourdzé
8 ½ was Federico Fellini’s last black-and-white film after more than a decade of directing. Although the film’s images were never intended to be seen in color, Piero Servo—a frequent camera operator for Fellini—recently found the late photographer Paul Ronald’s long-forgotten box of color negatives. These rediscoveries are the focus of this year’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema exhibition, curated by Sam Stourdzé, the director of the esteemed Les Rencontres d’Arles, and accompanied by recollections from one of the film’s stars, Anouk Aimée.


More information here.

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