Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2011

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2011

Friday, March 4 - Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Through Thu Mar 10! Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns to IFC Center, celebrating its 6th year downtown with a showcase of the best in French filmmaking. The 2011 edition features the New York premieres of new films from Catherine Breillat, Francois Ozon, Bertrand Tavernier, Benoit Jacquot, Claude Lelouch, Eric Lartigau and the final film from the late Alain Corneau. Co-presented by Unifrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Click on individual films below for details. Additional screenings take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, BAM, and Alliance Française, visit rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.com for more information.


Deep in the Woods

Deep in the Woods

Friday, March 4, 2011
Dir. Benoit Jacquot in person! Jacquot's jaw-dropping, feverish tale concerns a young villager (Isild Le Besco) who literally falls under the spell of a fierce, svengali-like vagabond... more...



Think Global, Act Rural

Think Global, Act Rural

Friday, March 4, 2011
Dir. Coline Serreau in person! In what's already been called a "radical and exhilarating" documentary manifesto, the unstoppable Serreau digs into the problem of industrialized agriculture,... more...



Serie Noire

Serie Noire

Saturday, March 5, 2011
SERIE NOIRE follows a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman (extraordinary, wild-eyed Patrick Dewaere) in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own... more...



Mozart’s Sister

Mozart’s Sister

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Dir. Rene Feret in person! MOZART'S SISTER is a dynamic biopic centering on the other musical prodigy in the Mozart family.14-year-old Nannerl lives in the shadow of her famous younger... more...



The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Friday, October 12 - Thursday, November 22, 2012
A frustrated lawyer and family man (played by one of France’s hottest young stars, Romain Duris) makes the most out of one moment of violence, which forces him to assume a new identity. Adapted from... more...



Potiche

Potiche

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Stars Catherine Deneuve and Judith Godreche in person! Set in 1977 in a provincial French town, POTICHE is an adaptation of the 1970s eponymous hit play. Catherine Deneuve delivers a glorious,... more...



Love Crime

Love Crime

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Star Ludivine Sagnier in person! Corneau's last film, LOVE CRIME is a delicious thriller of rivalry, seduction and humiliation set against office politics starring Kristin Scott Thomas... more...



From One Film to Another

From One Film to Another

Sunday, March 6, 2011
On the occasion of his 50th year in cinema, Oscar-winning A Man and a Woman director Claude Lelouch turns his famously swooping, pirouetting camera on himself for this uncommonly revealing auto-portrait.... more...



The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

Friday, July 8 - Thursday, July 28, 2011
French provocateur Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, Bluebeard) continues her deconstruction of classic fairytales with her latest, The Sleeping Beauty. Cursed at birth by an evil fairy,... more...



What Love May Bring

What Love May Bring

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Dir. Claude Lelouch in person! A woman reflects on her turbulent youth and all the men she has ever loved in her life in this inimitable romantic epic, which Lelouch calls "a remake of... more...



The Princess of Montpensier

The Princess of Montpensier

Friday, April 15 - Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tavernier (Life and Nothing But, 'Round Midnight) turns his hand to France's Western -- the "cape and sword" swashbuckler -- with this nimble tale of love and war starring some of the... more...



The Long Falling

The Long Falling

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Dir. Martin Provost in person! Martin Provost re-teams with Seraphine star Yolande Moreau for this heartfelt drama, based on Keith Ridgway's novel. The film follows the story... more...



Movie Night with Catherine Breillat: BABY DOLL

Movie Night with Catherine Breillat: BABY DOLL

Monday, March 7, 2011
Tonight at 7:00pm! Provocative French auteur Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, Romance, The Last Mistress) in person to present and discuss a personal favorite,... more...



Top Floor, Left Wing

Top Floor, Left Wing

Monday, March 7, 2011
A state persecutor (Hippolyte Girardot) gets sucked into a hostage crisis involving a Berber neighbor in this deft balance of the comedy of mistaken identity and the politics of terror. Part of Rendez-Vous... more...



Hands Up

Hands Up

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dir. Romain Goupil in person! A tender, engaging and bracingly militant drama from director Romain Goupil: a story of youth, solidarity and contemporary France, with Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi... more...



Leila

Leila

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
With clever, color-saturated numbers, this catchy musical love story about a pampered slacker and an ambitious Arab law student is a West Side Story for the 21st century set to the songs of the 60s and... more...



Happy Few

Happy Few

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Two Parisian couples agree to swap partners in Cordier's psychologically sharp and slyly sexy take on changing the rules. The film stars Elodie Bouchez (The Dreamlife of Angels) and Marina Fois.... more...



The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Donzelli directs, writes and also stars in THE QUEEN OF HEARTS, a quintessentially French screwball romantic comedy about a freshly dumped hopeless romantic juggling three suitors (all played by Jeremie... more...



Living on Love Alone

Living on Love Alone

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
One of French cinema's vital new voices delivers an outlaw romance and social critique starring terrific newcomer, Anais Demoustier as a smart bored twentysomething who finds an alternative to lackey work... more...



Love Like Poison

Love Like Poison

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This award-winning debut from young French director, Katell Quillevere, is a true discovery with a title taken from a Gainsbourg song. Fourteen-year-old Anna comes home from Catholic boarding school to... more...



Service Entrance

Service Entrance

Thursday, March 10, 2011
A stockbroker (marvelous Fabrice Luchini) lives a peaceful, boring existence in 1960s Paris with his socialite wife (Sandrine Kiberlain)—until some exuberant Spanish maids move in upstairs. With Carmen... more...



Free Hands

Free Hands

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Barbara is a filmmaker who is in the process of making a film about prison life. Twice a week, she visits a prison in the suburbs of Paris to interview inmates who will both write and act in the film.... more...





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