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    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)...

    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)

    My thumbnail comment: An oddball buddy picture this time about two illegal goofals who find a giant fly, for a change Dupieux has made a movie that's...
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    Leading the nominations at last Fri. Mar. 12's...

    Leading the nominations at last Fri. Mar. 12's César Awards with 13 nominations, Emmanuel Mouret's "Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait' ("Love Affair(s)") "only" received the trophy for best...
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    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021: some comments.

    Like the New York Film Festival and New Directors series for...
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    SUMMER OF 85/ÉTÉ 85 (François Ozon 2020) ...

    SUMMER OF 85/ÉTÉ 85 (François Ozon 2020)

    Ozon has finally adapted a tragic gay romance he may haver wanted to film when he started out: he read the YA novel as a teen. Outstanding performances...
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    The state of French cinema. Ozon comments. (His...

    The state of French cinema. Ozon comments. (His SUMMER OF '85 will be the final review in this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema coverage.)
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    FINAL SET/CINQUIEME SET (Quentin Reynaud 2020)...

    FINAL SET/CINQUIEME SET (Quentin Reynaud 2020)

    A French pro tennis player whose promise vanished early makes one last move at 37 to get into the French Opens at Roland-Garros. A movie that...
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    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)...

    MANDIBLES/MANDIBULES (Quentin Dupieux 2020)

    An oddball buddy picture this time about two illegal goofals who find a giant fly, for a change Dupieux has made a movie that's fun to watch and talk...
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    A L'ABORDAGE (Guillaume Brac 2020)...

    A L'ABORDAGE (Guillaume Brac 2020)

    Another vacation trip with Brac, this time a particularly accepting, multi-racial one.
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    LOVERS/AMANTS (Nicole Garcia 2020)...

    LOVERS/AMANTS (Nicole Garcia 2020)

    A brood noirish love triangle with a well known cast, Pierre Niney, Stacy Martin, and Benoît Magimel. But it never quite gets off the ground, starting with a...
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    IBRAHIM (Samir Guesmi 2020)...

    IBRAHIM (Samir Guesmi 2020)

    Strong feature directorial debut by longtime actor Guesmi is a Bressonian tale with hints of Italian neorealism of a naive teenage boy from the banlieue with a...
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    THE BIG HIT/UN TRIOMPHE (Emmanuel Courcol 2020)...

    THE BIG HIT/UN TRIOMPHE (Emmanuel Courcol 2020)

    About a burnt-out actor coaching prison inmates into a much-admired production of WAITING FOR GODOT, with Kad Merad, this is what the French call...
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    LOVE AFFAIR(S)/LES CHOSES QU'ON DIT, LES CHOSES...

    LOVE AFFAIR(S)/LES CHOSES QU'ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU'ON FAIT (Emmanuel Mouret 2020)

    This director made a little charmer called SHALL WE KISS? then became more successful two years ago with...
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    LIFELINES/SI DEMAIN (Fabienne Godet 2020)...

    LIFELINES/SI DEMAIN (Fabienne Godet 2020)

    A grieving translator goes on a trip tracing a disappeared girl, and finds a surprise. Offbeat road trip movie with an unglamorous but soulful...
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    FAITHFUL/DE NOS FRERES BLESSES (Hélier Cisterne...

    FAITHFUL/DE NOS FRERES BLESSES (Hélier Cisterne 2020)

    True story of a young Algerian-born French communist with a Polish wife who is sente4nced to death in Algiers for "treason" during the...
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    SPRING BLOSSOM/SEIZE PRINTEMPS (Susanne Lindon...

    SPRING BLOSSOM/SEIZE PRINTEMPS (Susanne Lindon 2020)

    A precocious French May-Dec. love story by celebrity actor's young daughter disregards #MeToo issues.
    Susanne, who wrote this at 15 and...
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    SLALOM (Charlène Favier 2020)...

    SLALOM (Charlène Favier 2020)

    Something much more mainstream, with young acresss Noée Abita and Dardennes veteran Jérémie Renier, it's Downhill Racer with a sexual abuse theme. Shot in the Val...
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    SHOULD THE WIND DROP/SI LE VENT TOMBE (Nora...

    SHOULD THE WIND DROP/SI LE VENT TOMBE (Nora Martirosyan 2020)


    Claire Denis sometime muse Grégoire Colin stars in an odd, remote movie about d landlocked region of Nagorno-Karabakh, between...
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    MARGAUX HARTMANN/L'ETREINTE (Ludivic Bergery...

    MARGAUX HARTMANN/L'ETREINTE (Ludivic Bergery 2020)

    In his debut feature, director Bergery doesn't get in the way of the mature beauty of the star, Emanuelle Béart, as she plays a recent widow...
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    MY DONKEY, MY LOVER, AND I ( Caroline Vignal...

    MY DONKEY, MY LOVER, AND I ( Caroline Vignal 2020)

    The watchable and charming Laure Calamy (Noemie in Netflix's "Call My Agent") in a romantic comedy built around Robert Louis Stevenson's Travels...
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    RED SOIL/ROUGE (Farid Bentoumi 2020)...

    RED SOIL/ROUGE (Farid Bentoumi 2020)

    An urgent eco-thriller about generational labor conflict and safety issues. Two of the main characters and the director are of Arab descent. Great cast,...
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    GAGARINE/GAGARIN (Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh...

    GAGARINE/GAGARIN (Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh 2020)

    This new twist on a Paris "banlieue" story turns from gangs and drugs to community and dreams, using the actual demolition of an early...
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    LITTLE GIRL/PETITE FILLE (Sébastien Lifshitz...

    LITTLE GIRL/PETITE FILLE (Sébastien Lifshitz 2021)


    The 2021 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema's opening night film is a hushed documentary that feels like fiction for a while. Plunges us into the...
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    The Rendez-Vous begins today: schedule All...

    The Rendez-Vous begins today: schedule

    All films are available for five days following their premiere times, which are listed below.

    Thursday, March 4 at noon ET – available to watch through...
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    Lineup Announced for 26th Edition of Rendez-Vous...

    Lineup Announced for 26th Edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

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    Petite fille/Little Girl



    UniFrance and Film at Lincoln Center announce the...
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    Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021

    The 2021 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, March 4-14, 2021, 2021

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    ARNAUD VALOIS, SUSANNE LINDON IN SPRING BLOSSOM

    FESTIVAL THREAD

    LINKS TO THE...
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