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    BEST OF THE RENDEZ-VOUS, 2007

    <BEST OF THE RENDEZ-VOUS>


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    CÉCILE DE FRANCE IN THE SINGER

    Of foreign films shown in this country, a high proportion...
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    Zabou Breitman: The Man of My Life/L'homme de sa vie (2006)

    ZABOU BREITMAN: THE MAN OF MY LIFE/L'HOMME DE SA VIE (2006)

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    Good intentions

    The French blurb says (my translation),...
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    Counrdown and Humbert Balsan

    SANDRINE VEYSSET: COUNTDOWN/IL SERA UNE FOIS (2007)

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    An original film and its deceased inspiration

    Sandrine Veysset's...
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    Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr: One to Another/Chacun sa nuit (2006)

    PASCAL ARNOLD, JEAN-MARC BARR: ONE TO ANOTHER/CHACUN SA NUIT (2006)

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    Beautiful demons of youth bedevil filmmaker team
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    Benoît Jacquot: The Untouchable/L’Intouchable (2006)

    BENOÎT JACQUOT: THE UNTOUCHABLE/L'INTOUCHABLE (2006)

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    Muse madness

    It's beginning to look as if Benoît Jacquot's...
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    Guillaume Canet: Tell No One/Ne le dis à personne

    GUILLAUME CANET: TELL NO ONE/NE LE DIS À PERSONNE (2006)

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    Sparkling thriller with storytelling problems

    Lucky it’s not...
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    Eric Lartigau: I Do/Prête-moi ta main

    ERIC LARGIGAU: I DO/PRÊTE-MOI TA MAIN (2006)

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    "Forty-Year-Old Virgin" meets "Pretty Woman"

    . . . That's the pitch. . . and as...
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    Xavier Giannoli: The Singer/Quant j'étais chanteur (2006)

    XAVIER GIANNOLI: THE SINGER/QUAND J'ÉTAIS CHANTEUR (2006)

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    A song and dance number to remember

    The French press has...
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    Denis Dercourt: The Page Turner/La tourneuse de pages (2006)

    DENIS DERCOURT: THE PAGE TURNER/LA TOURNEUSE DE PAGES (2006)

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    Music and murderous tension

    Director Desnis Dercourt is...
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    Catherine Corsini: Ambitious/Les ambitieux (2006)

    CATHERINE CORSINI: AMBITIOUS/LES AMBITIEUX (2006)

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    Bedroom literary politics

    Ambitious/Les ambitieux is a romantic comedy...
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    Bruno Dumont: Flanders/Flandres (2006)

    (From my original review.)

    BRUNO DUMONT: FLANDERS/FLANDRES (2006)

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    The war abroad and the war at home

    In a way, Bruno...
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    Julie Gavras: Blame It on Fidel (2006)

    JULIE GAVRAS: BLAME IT ON FIDEL/LA FAUTE À FIDEL

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    Family story shows that young kids do think

    "In any given festival,"...
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    Patrick Grandperret: Murderers (2006)

    PATRICK GRANDPERRET: MURDERERS/MEURTRIÈRES (2006)

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    A shapeless film about aimlessness

    Murderers/Meurtrières tells us what...
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    Olivier Dahan: La Vie en Rose/La Mome (2007)

    OLIVIER DAHAN: LA VIE EN ROSE/LA MOME (2007)

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    Rich and moving biopic undercut by the editing style of a music video

    Despite...
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    Francis Veber: The Valet/La doublure (2006)

    FRANCIS VEBER: THE VALET/LA DOUBLURE (2006)

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    Routine French farce

    This film, entitled “La Doublure” or “the stand-in” in...
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    Christophe Honoré: Inside Paris/Dans Paris

    Wrote this review last fall after seeing Honoré's new film in Paris itself. Here again is my original review, followed by some new comments:

    CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ: INSIDE PARIS/DANS PARIS (2006)
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    Philippe Lioret: Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)

    PHILIPPE LIORET: DON'T WORRY, I'M FINE/JE VAIS BIEN, NE T'EN FAIS PAS

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    Fine low-keyed family mystery from Philippe Lioret
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    Rendez-vous With French Cinema 2007

    THE RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA AT LINCOLN CENTER 2007

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    BRUNO DUMONT'S FLANDERS

    PRESS SCREENING SCHEDULE. The public...
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