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The 18th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film.
French cinema is as varied and vital as ever in 2013, and this year’s edition of ‘Rendez-Vous Near You’ covers the widest possible spectrum. This range includes new works from uncompromising auteurs like Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tautou, Roman Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
- Adieu Berthe (Granny’s Funeral)
Date & Time: Fri 3/1 at 6:00
Gran’s dead. Berthe is no longer. Armand had “vaguely” forgotten his dear old grandmother… A druggist, he works with his wife Hélène in Chatou. Armand hides his magician’s props in a medicine draw because he is secretely preparing a show for the birthday of… his mistress’s daughter. And now there’s dear and dead gran? Should she be buried or should she be incinerated? Who exactly was Berthe?
Date & Time: Fri 3/1 at 8:00
This brutally intimate film about the moment-to-moment dissolution of a love affair stars Romain Duris as a brooding, bestubbled Parisian juggling a hot-and-cold relationship with a jet-setting careerist (Gainsbourg) and the intrusions of a middle-aged male stalker who claims he is the love of his life. Fueled by emotionally charged dialogue and nervy, passionate performances, Persecution continues Chéreau’s masterful observation of human desire in all its intricacies and contradictions.
- Thérèse Desqueyroux
Date & Time: Sun 3/3 at 2:30 (Q&A 4:20) with Post-Screening Q&A with star Audrey Tautou and Annie Miller, wife of the late director Claude Miller.
A woman trapped in a disappointing marriage tries to reclaim her freedom by any means. Claude Miller’s new film, starring Audrey Tautou in an extraordinary role.
- Journal de France
Date & Time: Mon 3/4 at 5:30
A journal, a voyage through time. He photographs France, she rediscovers the unseen footage he has so carefully kept: his first steps behind the camera, his TV reports from around the world, snatches of their memories and of our history.
- La Richesse du Loup (Rich is the Wolf)
Date & Time: Mon 3/4 at 7:30
Olaf is missing. He only left his lover Marie with a box of tapes with hundreds of hours of rushes (the last seven years of his life), together with a notebook. Marie decides to investigate. Day in day out, she views these pictures, these fragments of a life, and attempts to reconstruct the journey of the man she loves so as to better understand his departure.
- Un Enfant de Toi (ME, YOU & US)
Date & Time: Tue 3/5 at 5:30
Seven-year-old Lina has a thing on her mind: are her beloved parents, now separated, secretly spending time together? She soon has the proof. It’s nuts! And then her mother tells her that she wants another baby, as though she, Lina, is not enough. And who will she have this child with? Yes, it’s totally nuts!
Date & Time: Tue 3/5 at 8:00 (Q&A 9:45) Post-Screening Q&A with director Alice Winocour
Paris, winter 1885. At the Pitié-Salpêtriere Hospital, Professor Charcot is studying a mysterious illness: hysteria. Augustine, 19 years old, becomes his favorite guinea pig, the star of his demonstrations of hypnosis. The object of his studies will soon become the object of his desire…
- Magasin des Suicides (The Suicide Shop)
Date & Time: Thu 3/7 at 2:00
Imagine a city where people no longer have a taste for anything, to the point that the most flourishing store in town is the one that sells poisons and hanging ropes. But the store owner has just given birth to a child who is joy incarnate. In the Magasin des Suicides, the rot has set in.
- Tu Seras Mon Fils (You will be my son)
Date & Time: Sun 3/10 at 5:30 (Q&A 7:13) Post-Screening Q&A with director Gilles Legrand
You can’t choose your parents or your children! Paul de Marseul, proprietor of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion, has a son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. But Paul, a demanding and passionate winegrower, can’t stand the idea that his son will one day take over from him. He dreams of a more talented, more charismatic son… a son who conforms more to his father fantasies. The arrival of Philippe, the son of his steward, will turn life at the estate upside down. Paul becomes fascinated by this ideal son. Thus begins a game of chess played by four: two fathers, two sons, under the powerless gaze of the women who surround them. And at least one of the men no longer has anything to lose.