Rendez-Vous + Mar 02 – Mar 08

Rendez-Vous +

Tickets now on sale to the general public. For a quick overview of the schedule, download a PDF of the festival brochure.

Join us at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center for additional Rendez-Vous programs, including a selection of recent French documentaries, short films, rarely-screened classics, and more! To view the rest of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2012 festival lineup, click here.

Presented with the support of the French Cultural services and l'Institut Français.

Past Films

Extérieur, nuit

Extérieur, nuit

Jacques Bral | 1980 | 35mm | 112 mins

A jazz musician (Gérard Lanvin) and a struggling writer (André Dussollier) fall under the spell of a mysterious female taxi driver (Christine Boisson) in director Bral’s moody, boozy, rediscovered cult classic. NOT ON DVD.

Read more »

Garde à vue

Claude Miller | 1981 | 35mm | 86 mins

On New Year’s Eve, a hard-boiled police inspector (Lino Ventura) interrogates a wealthy lawyer (Michel Serrault) about the rape and murder of two young girls. A clockwork, claustrophobic thriller that never lets the audience off the hook. NOT ON DVD.

Read more »

Here We Drown Algerians

Yasmina Adi | 2011 | Digital | 90 mins

A richly detailed account of a dark episode in 20th century French history: the attack by French police on a peaceful Algerian independence march on October 17, 1961, and its subsequent cover-up.

Read more »
In Mondrian’s Studio & Frida Kahlo

In Mondrian’s Studio & Frida Kahlo

| Digibeta

Introduction by producer Fabienne Servan-Schreiber!

In Mondrian’s Studio / Dans l’atelier de Mondrian
François Lévy-Kuentz | 2011 | France | 52m
Creating an exact replica of Mondrian’s famous Paris studio, François Lévy-Kuentz offers some fascinating insights into life and worldview of one of the true masters of modern art.

Screening with:
Frida Kahlo | Xavier Villetard | 2011 | France | 53m
Frida Kahlo’s public and private lives come together in this perceptive portrait of her life and art that includes some very rare footage of Kahlo, Diego Rivera and their amazing circle.

Read more »

Into Our Own Hands

Mariana Otero | 2010 | 35mm | 87 mins

A superb documentrary about the workers of the Starissima factory outside Orleans, who band together into a cooperative when they learn the business is about to be shut down.

Read more »
Juliette Gréco, Without Limits & Philip Roth, Without Complexes

Juliette Gréco, Without Limits & Philip Roth, Without Complexes

| Digibeta

Introduction by producer Fabienne Servan-Schreiber!

Two films about artists who, in their individual ways, came to embody their respective generations, both still active in their eighties: Parisian songstress Juliette Gréco and American novelist Philip Roth.

Read more »
Life After the Camps

Life After the Camps

Virginie Linhart | 2010 | Digibeta | 75 mins

A rare Holocaust documentary focused on survivors, using personal records, family albums and personal reminiscences to create a revealing look at the courage, strength and sometimes contradictory emotions of those who had been to hell and back.

Read more »
Lumière d’été

Lumière d’été

Jean Grémillon | 1943 | DCP | 112 mins

Restored by the Cinémathèque Française and SNC (Group M6)!

A marvelous new restoration of Jean Gremillon’s masterpiece, scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, about the couplings and uncouplings of the weekend guests at a remote country estate.

Read more »
Michel Petrucciani

Michel Petrucciani

Michael Radford | 2011 | Digibeta | 102 mins

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michael Radford (Il postino) returns to his documentary roots in this touching look at the gifted jazz pianist Michel Petrucciani, who achieved fame on both sides of the Atlantic despite a debilitating physical condition.

Read more »

Muslims of France

Karim Miské | Mohamed Joseph | 2009 | Digibeta | 160 mins

An extraordinary, three-part epic journey through the history of Muslims in France, beginning in the early 20th century and stretching to the present day.

Read more »
Thank You to Our Sponsors

# Close