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  1. SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE/DEUX MOI (Cédric Klapisch...

    SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE/DEUX MOI (Cédric Klapisch 2019)

    An unhappy young man and woman with issues to resolve live side by side unknowingly in a cheaper part of Paris near the Gare du Nord. A cute but...
  2. ISADORA'S CHILDREN/LES ENFANTS D'ISADORA (Damien...

    ISADORA'S CHILDREN/LES ENFANTS D'ISADORA (Damien Manivel 2019)

    Also available free currently from Festival Scope for Film at Lincoln Center, more Rendez-Vous catchup - another of the seven I could...
  3. JEANNE (Bruno Dumont 2019)...

    JEANNE (Bruno Dumont 2019)

    Sadly, the quirky French auteur from the north of France (where he makes all his films), so many of his films have been strange and remarkable, disappoints pretty...
  4. Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2020 at Lincoln...

    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2020 at Lincoln Center

    LINKS TO THE REVIEWS:

    Alice and the Mayor/Alice et le maire (Nicolas Pariser 2019)
    Best Years of a LIfe, The/Les plus belles années d'une...
  5. The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema ends...

    The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema ends abruptly.

    AN EASY GIRL/UNE FILLE FACILE (Rebecca Zlotowski 2019)

    Sensuous sun-kissed coming-of-age moment, evoking Rohmer & Bardot, a free older...
  6. MAMOUNA DOUCOURÉ: CUTIES/MIGNONNES (MAMOUNA...

    MAMOUNA DOUCOURÉ: CUTIES/MIGNONNES (MAMOUNA DOUCOURÉ 2020)

    Uneven but vibrant movie about an 11-year-old girl in the Paris banlieue of Senegalese origin torn between a traditional family and an...
  7. PERFECT NANNY/CHANSON DOUCE (Lucie Borleteau...

    PERFECT NANNY/CHANSON DOUCE (Lucie Borleteau 2019)

    From Leïla Slimani''s Goncourt-winning bestseller - but the nanny from hell story fizzles a bit despite Karin Viard. Some precision and...
  8. SCHOOL LIFE/LA VIE SCOLAIRE (Grand Corps Malade,...

    SCHOOL LIFE/LA VIE SCOLAIRE (Grand Corps Malade, Mehdi Idir 2919)

    A lively depiction of profs and students at a Saint Denis middle school has its moments, but lacks originality - and the dignity...
  9. BURNING GHOST/VIF-ARGENT (Stéphane Batut 2029)....

    BURNING GHOST/VIF-ARGENT (Stéphane Batut 2029).

    Small independent film about a tall young hunky ghost who can't "pass over". won a Jean Vigo award. Only R-V director so far to come for a Q&A; ...
  10. ONE MAGICAL NIGHT/CHAMBRE 212 (Christophe Honoré...

    ONE MAGICAL NIGHT/CHAMBRE 212 (Christophe Honoré (2019).

    A boulevard-style "comédie de remarriage" with Vincent Lacoste & Benjamin Biolay but with Chiara Mastroianni at the center of it. Will...
  11. WHO YOU THINK I AM/CELLE QUE VOUS CROYEZ (Safy...

    WHO YOU THINK I AM/CELLE QUE VOUS CROYEZ (Safy Nobbou 2019)

    Glamorous but lonely and abandoned older lady university prof gets into fake social media relation with hunky young guy. Multiple...
  12. DEERSKIN/LE DAIM (Quentin Depieux 2019)...

    DEERSKIN/LE DAIM (Quentin Depieux 2019)

    Depieux's latest crazy, surreal, maniacal, doofus, sadistic self-entertainment for midnight viewers features Jean Dujardin as a man who confuses himself...
  13. THE DAZZLED/LES ÉBLOUIS (Suzanne Suco 2019). ...

    THE DAZZLED/LES ÉBLOUIS (Suzanne Suco 2019).

    Semi- autobiographical debut film about being in a Catholic cult as a child shouts too much but has great group scenes & a good first love sequence....
  14. SPELLBOUND/LES ENVOÛTÉS (Pascal Bonitzer 2019). ...

    SPELLBOUND/LES ENVOÛTÉS (Pascal Bonitzer 2019).

    SPELLBOUND combines elements of the supernatural with those of romantic thriller (a French critic, Emilie Leoni, poetically calls it a "mélo aux...
  15. THE BEST YEARS OF A LIFE/LES PLUS BELLES ANNÉES...

    THE BEST YEARS OF A LIFE/LES PLUS BELLES ANNÉES D'UNE VIE (Claude Lelouch 2019)

    Lelouch revisits his most popular film, A MAN AND A WOMAN, with, amazingly, its original stars, 53 years later. ...
  16. ALICE AND THE MAYOR/ALICE ET LE MAIRE (Nicolas...

    ALICE AND THE MAYOR/ALICE ET LE MAIRE (Nicolas Pariser 2019)

    The mayor of Lyon (Fabrice Lucchini), who's run out of inspiration, brings in a brilliant young woman (Anaïs Demoustier, who won the...
  17. PAPICHA (Mounia Meddour 2019)...

    PAPICHA (Mounia Meddour 2019)

    A study of vibrant young women in dangerous revolt against Muslim fundamentalists in the Black Decade of civil war Algeria in the 1990's. Go-for-broke performances...
  18. THE TRUTH/LA VÉRITÉ (Hirakazu Koreeda)...

    THE TRUTH/LA VÉRITÉ (Hirakazu Koreeda)

    Opening night film of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center is a glitzy itemd at a posh Paris house next to a prison featuring Catherine...
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    FLC press release:
  20. Rendez-Vous update. Due to the coronavirus...

    Rendez-Vous update.

    Due to the coronavirus many of the French personalities are not coming.

    The series starts tonight (March 5, 2020) with the opening night film, Koreeda's The Truth/La...
  21. SPECIAL EVENTS The Truth with Juliette Binoche...

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    The Truth with Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke
    Over the past thirty years, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke have been icons of French and American film acting, respectively. They...
  22. The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, March 5-15, 2020

    The 2020 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Mar. 5-15, 2020

    FESTIVAL COVERAGE THREAD (FOR FILMLEAF REVIEWS)

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    CATHERINE AND JULIETTE IN THE TRUTH

    FILMS &...
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