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16 March 2018 à 17:36


As the 25th Rendez-Vous heads into the home stretch, young audiences are the focus, with three morning sessions for school students of Orchestra Class, in the presence of Rachid Hami, and in front of a large audience captivated by the film's message.

Xavier Beauvois, Raymond Depardon, Claudine Nougaret, Vincent Macaigne, Mélanie Thierry, and Emmanuel Finkiel all arrive at the festival.

All have come to present their film and to participate in the traditional Q&A, during the presentations at the Walter Reade Theater, where films continue to play to full, or almost full houses. We note with interest that, against all expectations, Eugène Green speaks English, but, during a conversation, he will say "nourriture précipitée" instead of "fast food".

Parallel to the screenings, master classes increase: Rachid Hami at the Uptown Flicks theater in Harlem, then Xavier Legrand at Fordham University, followed by Emmanuel Finkiel and Mélanie Thierry, in the same venue. Finkiel and the star of his film will talk in particular about faithful adaptations of a book ("an oxymoron," according to Emmanuel Finkiel, for whom "there is no faithful adaptation. There is the filmmaker's eye which acts like a kind of sieve with the book and only keeps certain emotions, thoughts, feelings."). They will then talk about Marguerite Duras's novel in general and of its omnipresent question of shame and lies. They evoke the film's aesthetic, rather blurred like the period itself, and how it contrasts with the clear and distinct message of Gaullist France. The master class concludes with a reading by Mélanie Thierry of the first pages of La douleur in front of a captivated audience.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 19 March 2018 à 17:36 CET

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Rendez-Vous With French Cinema à New York - 2018

Type : UniFrance festival

Theme : French films