Unifrance and Film at Lincoln Center announce the 27th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

Unifrance and Film at Lincoln Center announce the 27th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York

Held from March 3 to 13, 2022, the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York, the annual showcase for French cinema in the USA, will celebrate the latest films by Mathieu Amalric, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin, among many others, with a large number of actors and directors present at the event.

The program for this 27th edition of the festival once again highlights the diversity and vitality of current French cinema, featuring works by established filmmakers who are much-loved across the Atlantic, such as Arnaud Desplechin, Mathieu Amalric, Jacques Audiard, and Emmanuel Carrère, and films by emerging talents, including Émilie Carpentier, Vincent Maël Cardona, Rachel Lang, and Leyla Bouzid.

The opening ceremony will be devoted to Claire Denis, who will present her new film Both Sides of the Blade, which was screened in a world premiere at the recent Berlin International Film Festival.

They will be in New York for the 2022 Rendez-Vous event:

(list subject to change)
Mathieu Amalric, Jacques Audiard, Antoine Barraud, Philippe Béziat, Juliette Binoche, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, Leyla Bouzid, Vincent Maël Cardona, Émilie Carpentier, Emmanuel Carrère, Claire Denis, Thierry de Peretti, Arnaud Desplechin, Éric Dumont, Vicky Krieps, Vincent Lindon, Déborah Lukumuena, Aurélia Georges, Sophie Reine, Axelle Ropert

Encounters and Talks

  • Claire Denis and Jim Jarmusch, who is the official guest of honor at this year's Rendez-Vous event, will join together for a conversation around their illustrious careers.
  • Juliette Binoche and Déborah Lukumuena will talk about their professional trajectories and creative influences.
  • A panel discussion titled "Working the Image: A French-American Look at Cinematography," organized in partnership with French In Motion and the Gotham Film & Media Institute, will bring together French and American directors and cinematographers to talk about their various inspirations, creative philosophies, and artistic practices.

Awards and Young Audiences

For the third year running, spectators will have the opportunity to participate in the Rendez-Vous Audience Award, which has been given in past years to The Dazzled and Little Girl.

This year's 2022 edition also includes, for the first time, the Best Emerging Filmmaker Award. This initiative aims to draw attention to the unique cinematic perspective of new generation filmmakers and their interpretation of France's new and diverse identities, as well as to encourage young people to attend the festival.
Six students from film schools in New York (New York University, Columbia University, CUNY Hunter College, School of Visual Arts, Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema - CUNY/Brooklyn College, and Fordham University) are invited to be jury members and to select their favorite first or second feature film from among the Rendez-Vous lineup. The winning film will be announced at the closing of the festival, at the same time as the Rendez-Vous Audience Award.

Finally, to boost the participation of young people in the event, two free screenings for schools will be held at The Horizon on March 10 and 11, in the presence of the director Emilie Carpentier, with a Q&A session after the screening with junior and senior high school students and tertiary students.

The complete lineup for the 27th Rendez-Vous event

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