Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

Friday, March 7 - Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns to IFC Center, celebrating its 9th year downtown with a showcase of the best in French filmmaking. Co-presented by Unifrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Additional screenings take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and BAM, visit rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.com for more information.


2 Autumns, 3 Winters

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Director Sébastien Betbeder in person! (2 automnes, 3 hivers) Director Sébastien Betbeder follows his acclaimed debut, Nights With Theodore, with... more...



Age of Panic

Age of Panic

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Director Justine Triet and actor Arthur Harari in person! (La bataille de Solférino) During a time of great political change, a frazzled young mother tries to keep it together... more...



Les Apaches

Les Apaches

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Director Thierry de Peretti in person! "If Larry Clark went to Corsica, it might look an awful lot like… this sexy adolescent thriller." - Peter Debruge, Variety masksOn... more...



A Castle in Italy

A Castle in Italy

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
(Un château en Italie) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s semi-autobiographical third feature — her first film since the acclaimed Actresses (2007) — is as restless as the character she... more...



Eastern Boys

Eastern Boys

Monday, March 10, 2014
Director Robin Campillo in person!  Arriving from all over the Eastern Bloc, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris are scraping by however... more...



The Gilded Cage

The Gilded Cage

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
North American premiere (La cage dorée) José (Joaquim de Alameida) and Maria (Rita Blanco), a middle-aged Portuguese couple, have been living in Paris for 30 years. He is... more...



Going Away

Going Away

Friday, March 7, 2014
US premiere! (Un beau dimanche) Veteran director-actress Nicole Garcia’s refreshingly understated seventh feature follows the formation of an improbable bond between Baptiste... more...



Grand Central

Grand Central

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Director Rebecca Zlotowski in person! A nuclear power plant serves as the setting for a forbidden romance as volatile as the facility itself in the intense, brilliantly acted second... more...



His Wife

His Wife

Friday, March 7, 2014
North American premiere (Son épouse) In Michel Spinosa’s emotional, superbly acted drama, a widower named Joseph (Yvan Attal) travels to India to meet Gracie (Janagi),... more...



If You Don’t, I Will

If You Don’t, I Will

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
North American premiere (Arrête ou je continue)Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos are Pierre and Pomme, a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapsing. As Pierre... more...



Love Battles

Love Battles

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Director Jacques Doillon in person! North American premiere (Mes séances de lute) “All my strength, all the force of my love… if I heaped it on you, I’d demolish you”:... more...



Love Is the Perfect Crime

Love Is the Perfect Crime

Sunday, March 9, 2014
(L'amour est un crime parfait) It’s good to be Marc. Played by the reliably terrific Mathieu Amalric, he holds a prestigious teaching position at what must be the world’s most beautiful... more...



The Marchers

The Marchers

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Director Nabil Ben Yadir in person! North American premiere (La marche) Nabil Ben Yadir’s rousing sophomore feature reconstructs a decisive event in the history of French... more...



Miss and the Doctors

Miss and the Doctors

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Director Axelle Ropert in person! (Tirez la langue, mademoiselle) Sibling doctors Boris (filmmaker Cédric Kahn, in a revelatory performance) and Dimitri (Laurent Stocker)... more...



Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

Monday, March 10, 2014
Director Michel Gondry in person! (L'écume des jours) Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds an ideal counterpart in Boris Vian, whose novel provides the foundation for... more...



On My Way

On My Way

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Catherine Deneuve in person! (Elle s'en va) Catherine Deneuve plays against type and delivers a performance unlike any other in her legendary career as Bettie, a former Breton... more...



Playing Dead

Playing Dead

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Director Jean-Paul Salomé in person! North American premiere (Je fais le mort) In Jean-Paul Salomé’s seventh feature, the hilarious François Damiens plays Jean, a down-and-out... more...



School of Babel

School of Babel

Saturday, March 8, 2014
North American premiere (La cour de Babel) At a secondary school in Paris’s 10th arrondissement there is a “reception class,” where students between the ages of 11... more...



Suzanne

Suzanne

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Director Katell Quillévéré in person! A coming-of-age story takes on epic proportions in Katell Quillévéré’s follow-up to her lauded debut, Love Like Poison. Suzanne (first... more...



Tip Top

Tip Top

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Director Serge Bozon in person! North American premiere Co-written with Axelle Ropert (also featured in this year’s Rendez-Vous with Miss and the Doctors), Bozon’s much-anticipated... more...



Tonnerre

Tonnerre

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Director Guillaume Brac and star Vincent Macaigne in person! Struggling musician Maxime (Vincent Macaigne) moves back to the titular provincial town (which means thunder in French)... more...



Under the Rainbow

Under the Rainbow

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
(Au bout du conte) Twenty-four-year-old Laura (Agathe Bonitzer) has faith that someday her Prince Charming will suddenly appear. But when such a man does turn up, so does another one — charming... more...



Young and Beautiful

Young and Beautiful

Friday, April 25 - Thursday, May 29, 2014
“No one’s serious at 17,” wrote Arthur Rimbaud. For Isabelle (Marine Vacth), the 17-year-old at the center of François Ozon’s YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL, this sentiment may justify the choices she... more...





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