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Rebel Spirit: The Films of Patricia Mazuy

"Paul Sanchez Is Back!" by Patricia Mazuy

Film at Lincoln Center announces Rebel Spirit: The Films of Patricia Mazuy, the first American retrospective of the versatile French filmmaker’s work, November 15–17.

Though little-known to American moviegoers, Patricia Mazuy has earned a reputation and a dedicated following among French audiences and international festival patrons for her bracing, singular directorial vision, developed over three decades across a small but distinguished filmography of narrative features, documentaries, and TV movies. On the occasion of her fifth feature, Paul Sanchez Is Back! (screened in this year’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema), Film at Lincoln Center is proud to present the first American retrospective of her work, and to welcome Mazuy in person.

The Films of Patricia Mazuy include the period drama The King’s Daughters, a starkly realized vision of 17th-century France starring Isabelle Huppert that marks Mazuy’s first collaboration with Cale; the 1970s-set television film Travolta and Me, following a teenage couple as they develop an awkward yet intense romance, preceded by a surprise short; Mazuy’s latest feature Paul Sanchez Is Back!, a gripping, imaginative caper starring Laurent Lafitte; Of Women and Horses, a riveting drama set in the world of competitive dressage starring Bruno Ganz and Marina Hands; and her debut feature, the intimate, vaguely sinister family fable Peaux de vaches, shot by legendary cinematographer Raoul Coutard.


Film Schedule 

The King’s Daughters / Saint-Cyr | France/Germany/Belgium, 2000, 119m
French with English subtitles
Friday, November 15, 8:30pm (Q&A with Patricia Mazuy)
Sunday, November 17, 1:30pm

Of Women and Horses / Sport de filles | France/Germany, 2011, 35mm, 101m
English, French, and German with English subtitles
Saturday, November 16, 2:30pm (Q&A with Patricia Mazuy)
Sunday, November 17, 8:45pm

Paul Sanchez Is Back! / Paul Sanchez est revenu!France/Belgium, 2018, 110m
French with English subtitles
Saturday, November 16, 7:30pm (Q&A with Patricia Mazuy)
Sunday, November 17, 4:00pm

Peaux de vaches / Thick Skinned | France, 1989, 35mm, 90m
French with English subtitles
Saturday, November 16, 5:00pm (Q&A with Patricia Mazuy)
Sunday, November 17, 6:30pm

Travolta and Me / Travolta et moiFrance, 1993, 35mm, 68m
French with English subtitles
Friday, November 15, 6:00pm*
Preceded by a surprise short film
*Free and open to the public!

All films are directed by Patricia Mazuy unless otherwise noted.


Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 31 and are $15; $12 for students, seniors (62+), and persons with disabilities; and $10 for Film at Lincoln Center members. 

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