Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013 Feb 28 – Mar 10

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2013
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French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2013, and this year’s edition of Rendez-vous with French Cinema covers the wide spectrum from grand and engaging entertainments like Régis Roinsard’s Populaire (Opening Night) to the work of uncompromising auteurs like Jean Claude Brisseau and Damien Odoul, rising independent voices including Héléna Klotz and Shalimar Preuss, and master filmmakers François Ozon, Patrice Leconte, Raymond Depardon, Nicolas Philibert, and the late Claude Miller. Presented by Unifrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Additional screenings take place at the IFC Center and BAM, visit rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.com for more information.

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Populaire

Populaire

Régis Roinsard | 2012 | 111 mins

Opening Night, U.S. Premiere! Director Régis Roinsard, actors Romain Duris and Deborah François in person!

Stuck in the provinces of 1950s France, Rose (Deborah François) is taken under the wing of her handsome boss (Romain Duris) and develops astonishing skills as a high-speed typist, leading to unexpected fame.

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ALT_MINDS and the Art of French Transmedia

ALT_MINDS and the Art of French Transmedia

Eric Viennot | 2012 | 90 mins

Free event! Creator Eric Viennot and cast member Ludivine Lebec in person!

Join Eric Viennot, one of Europe’s leading transmedia designers as he presents ALT_MINDS, an adventure spanning a web series, mobile applications, and live events that thrust the audience into the heart of an action-packed thriller.

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Saturday, March 02

5:00pm
The Atomic Age

The Atomic Age

Héléna Klotz | 2012 | 68 mins

New York Premiere!

Across the span of a night in Paris, two lads guided purely by impulse and desire explore their emotional and physical limits in Klotz’s impressively mesmerizing feature debut.

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Thursday, March 07

4:00pm

Friday, March 08

9:00pm
Augustine

Augustine

Alice Winocour | 2012 | 102 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Alice Winocour in person March 5!

A progressive doctor/therapist takes a highly disturbed young woman prone to seizures under his wing for an unlikely recovery that points to her personal liberation.

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Sunday, March 03

6:00pm

Tuesday, March 05

9:00pm
Bad Girl

Bad Girl

Patrick Mille | 2012 | 108 mins

North American Premiere!

Director Patrick Mille in person!

An unconventional family’s complex web of relations and legacies come to a peak with a mother’s (Carole Bouquet) health crisis and her daughter’s own life changes.

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Wednesday, March 06

9:00pm

Thursday, March 07

6:00pm
The Day of Crows

The Day of Crows

Jean-Christophe Dessaint | 2012 | 96 mins

Director Jean-Christophe Dessaint in person!

A wild child raised in the woods encounters the outside world in this enchanting hand-drawn animated feature featuring the voices of Jean Reno and Claude Chabrol in his last film credit.

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Saturday, March 09

1:00pm
The Girl From Nowhere

The Girl From Nowhere

Jean-Claude Brisseau | 2012 | 91 mins

North American Premiere!

Rescuing a young woman from the clutches of a thug, a retired math teacher (Brisseau, himself) finds in her a muse and possibly a mystical agent opening new gates of perception—and perhaps death.

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Sunday, March 10

2:30pm
Granny’s Funeral

Granny’s Funeral

Bruno Podalydès | 2012 | 100 mins

New York Premiere!

In Podalydes’ latest comedy, a pharmacist, emotionally pulled between a wife he’s not quite divorced from and his needy lover, contends with the death of a grandmother he barely knew.

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Sunday, March 03

8:15pm

Monday, March 04

3:45pm
In the House

In the House

François Ozon | 2012 | 105 mins

New York Premiere!

Director François Ozon in person!

Swept up in the increasingly dazzling and inventive fiction writing of a precocious student, a high school literature teacher and frustrated author (Fabrice Luchini) married to a gallerist (Kristin Scott Thomas) sees real life overtake fiction.

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Friday, March 01

9:00pm
Jappeloup

Jappeloup

Christian Duguay | 2012 | 130 mins

North American Premiere!

A true sports story that utterly defies the odds, Duguay’s film captures the wild ups and downs of the Olympics-bound equine star Jappeloup and his troubled rider’s (Guillaume Canet) tense relationship with his horseman father (Daniel Auteuil).

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Wednesday, March 06

3:30pm

Saturday, March 09

5:30pm
Journal de France

Journal de France

Raymond Depardon | Claudine Nougaret | 2012 | 100 mins

North American Premiere!

Depardon’s brilliant self-portrait takes a surprising point of view on the great documentarian’s life—not only as a filmmaker, but as a photographer and maker of precise, expressive images capturing the entirety of French society over the decades.

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Friday, March 08

4:15pm

Sunday, March 10

12:15pm
A Lady in Paris

A Lady in Paris

Ilmar Raag | 2012 | 94 mins

North American Premiere! 

Director Ilmar Raag in person on March 4!

A stunning, flinty and memorable Jeanne Moreau is the living, breathing center of Raag’s chamber drama of the testy, complicated relationship between an elderly Estonian woman in permanent Parisian exile (Moreau) and her wary Estonian maid (Laine Magi).

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Friday, March 01

3:30pm

Sunday, March 03

3:15pm

Monday, March 04

9:15pm
La Maison de la radio (Canceled)

La Maison de la radio (Canceled)

Nicolas Philibert | 2012 | 103 mins

CANCELED

Applying his attuned senses to operations at Radio France headquarters, nonfiction master Philibert reveals the vast, rich and unexpected world of radio production and the imagination of sound.

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My Blue-Eyed Girl

My Blue-Eyed Girl

Shalimar Preuss | 2012 | 80 mins

North American Premiere! 

Preuss’ uncommonly sensitive and nuanced debut follows the eldest daughter of a family on holiday as she balances her growing desires for a prison inmate with her heartfelt but fraying familial love.

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Tuesday, March 05

4:00pm

Sunday, March 10

4:40pm
The Nun

The Nun

Guillaume Nicloux | 2013 | 114 mins

North American Premiere!

Director Guillaume Nicloux in person!

Drawing on the same Denis Diderot classic as Jacques Rivette’s 1966 drama, Nicloux’s version provides a fresh take on the story of a young woman’s (a stunning Pauline Etienne) harrowing experiences in nunneries, one run by a too-loving Mother Superior (Isabelle Huppert).

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Saturday, March 02

9:00pm
Renoir

Renoir

Gilles Bourdos | 2012 | 111 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Gilles Bourdos in person!

Set during a pivotal time in the lives of master painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and his war-wounded son Jean, Bourdos’ atmospheric drama explores the ways in which creative powers wax and wane as one generation gives way to the next.

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Saturday, March 02

6:00pm
Rich is the Wolf

Rich is the Wolf

Damien Odoul | 2012 | 82 mins

New York Premiere!

Perplexed at the sudden disappearance of her husband, a wife watches hours of videotape that he’s recorded over the previous seven years to piece together some clues.

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Saturday, March 09

3:30pm
The River

The River

Jean Renoir | 1951 | 99 mins

When a dashing captain arrives at a home on the banks of the Ganges River, a neighboring girl’s passions are ignited in ways she can barely control.

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Sunday, March 03

1:00pm
The Suicide Shop

The Suicide Shop

Patrice Leconte | 2012 | 79 mins

New York Premiere! 

Master filmmaker Leconte makes a startling and unforgettable departure from his previous work with this whimsical, animated 3D musical about a family business offering certain special “end-of-life” services.

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Saturday, March 02

3:30pm

Friday, March 08

6:30pm

Saturday, March 09

8:15pm
Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962)

Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962)

Georges Franju | 1962 | 109 mins

Franju’s version adheres closely to the novel’s flashback structure, featuring the brilliant cast of  Emmanuelle Riva, Philippe Noiret and Edith Scob.

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Saturday, March 02

1:00pm
Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012)

Thérèse Desqueyroux (2012)

Claude Miller | 2012 | 110 mins

U.S. Premiere! 

Producer Annie Miller and actor Audrey Tautou in person!

The late Miller’s final film elegantly adapts François Mauriac’s modern classic of a woman’s growing resistance to her suffocating marriage, and showcases a remarkable Audrey Tautou as the disturbed titular heroine.

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Friday, March 01

6:15pm
Three Worlds

Three Worlds

Catherine Corsini | 2012 | 101 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Catherine Corsini in person! Actor Raphaël Personnaz in person March 6!

A hit-and-run accident involving a hot-shot car salesman and an émigré worker from Moldavia triggers a chain of dramatic events with life-altering consequences.

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Wednesday, March 06

6:15pm

Thursday, March 07

9:00pm
You, Me and Us

You, Me and Us

Jacques Doillon | 2012 | 136 mins

New York Premiere!

Director Jacques Doillon in person!

The tentative nature of relationships is explored in dazzling, three-dimensional fashion in this cleverly written and directed roundelay between current and former lovers.

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Monday, March 04

6:00pm

Tuesday, March 05

6:00pm
You Will Be My Son

You Will Be My Son

Gilles Legrand | 2013 | 102 mins

North American Premiere!

Director Gilles Legrand and actor Niels Arestrup in person!

Instead of grooming his son to inherit his lucrative wine-growing business, an imperious vintner (Niels Arestrup) looks to a talented California-based grower, rendering a harvest of jealousy and worse.

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Sunday, March 10

6:30pm
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