The program of the 28th edition demonstrates once again the diversity and vitality of French cinema, thanks on the one hand to the works of directors who are loved across the Atlantic, such as Arnaud Desplechin, Patricia Mazuy, Louis Garrel, Christophe Honoré, and Rebecca Zlotowski. And on the other hand, through numerous films by emerging talents, notably represented by Florent Gouëlou, Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret, and Cédric Ido.
The opening night gala will be dedicated to Alice Winocour, who will present her latest film, Paris Memories, also in the presence of its star Virginie Efira, who recently received a French Cinema Award from Unifrance. For Daniela Elstner, Unifrance's executive director, "Their presence highlights what French cinema represents for American audiences today: an alternative voice and a vision of human relationships, world issues, and collective consciousness that is reflected throughout this year's selection."
For her part, Florence Almozini, senior programmer at Film at Lincoln Center, adds: "As always, Rendez-vous is a perfect showcase to display the artistry, the relevance, and the diversity of contemporary French cinema. This includes the rare treat of having both Philippe and Louis Garrel's films, as well as welcoming many returning directors."
The following artists will be in New York for the Rendez-vous 2023 (list subject to change): Virginie Efira, Louis Garrel, Florent Gouëlou, Rachid Hami, Christophe Honoré, Cédric Ido, Matthias Jacquin, Sébastien Marnier, Patricia Mazuy, Dominik Moll, Léa Mysius, Nicolas Pariser, Melvil Poupaud, Léonor Serraille, Ramzi Ben Sliman, Alice Winocour, and Rebecca Zlotowski.
- A dialogue between filmmakers Alice Winocour and the opening night special guest Sophie Barthes, who will discuss Winocour's films.
- A conversation with Virginie Efira about the evolution of her career and her approach to portraying women who are both complex and irresistibly compelling.
- A conversation with Louis Garrel, moderated by Owen Kline, around the actor-director's distinctive sensibilities, thematic, and stylistic interests, and how his work is shaped by the process of directing.
- A round table "Queer Identities on Screen" (in partnership with The Gotham Film & Media Institute and French in Motion), in the presence of Christophe Honoré and Florent Gouëlou.
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Latest update : 30 January 2023 à 15:22 CET