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Rendez-vous...with French Cinema

Claire Obry

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While we just closed the Academy Awards 2019 with glamour, excitement and the magic of filmmaking, we invite you to enjoy more and more cinema with the coming film festival '‘Rendez-Vous with French Cinema'‘.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is the biggest French film festival in the US. Co-organized by UniFrance, the Paris-based organization promoting French Cinema in the world, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival returns from February 28th til March 10 for its 24th edition.

The 2019 selection highlights two trends in French cinema today: biting social comedy, as seen in darkly humorous films by Pierre Salvadori, Quentin Dupieux, and Bruno Dumont; and dramas tackling complex contemporary subjects from a specific French viewpoint, including violence, terrorism, depression, social deprivation, adoption, and the thirst for revolution.  It’s wonderful to bring all these artists tackling such topics with power and commitment to American audiences. Amanda (selected at the Venice Film festival), Sink or Swim (a critical & box office hit in France, with more than 4 millions admissions), Les Invisibles and Freshmen (more than 1 million admissions each), In Safe hands, Whatever happened to my revolution  – these are all fine examples of modern French cinema.  This year’s selection also includes many new films directed by women, including Mia Hansen-Love, Sophie Filières, Hélène Fillières, Judith Davis, Sarah Marx, Jeanne Herry, and Patricia Mazuy. This year’s Rendez-Vous demonstrates that French Cinema is vast and inspiring as ever.