Besides that whole lion/lamb thing and the start
of some basketball Madness, March also brings the chance for New York audiences to catch up with some of the latest
Gallic film offerings at the annual
Rendez-Vous With French
Cinema series. Running from March 11-20 at the Walter Reade Theater and presented by the
Film Society of Lincoln Center,
Unifrance and the French Film Office/Unifrance
USA, and the French Cultural Services, this year's tenth anniversary edition brings 12 US
premieres and 3 New York premieres, along with visits from some of the true luminaries in French Cinema.
Those expected to grace our shores include the legendary Catherine Deneuve with Andre Techiné's Changing Times (Techiné is not expected to attend), A Tout de Suite writer/director Benoît Jacquot (along with his lead actress Isilde Le Besco), writer/director Bertrand Tavernier (Holy Lola), Irma Vep writer/director Olivier Assayas with his latest film Clean (starring Maggie Cheung) and writer/director Claire Denis with The Intruder.
The series also brings eight first-time feature filmmakers to the US, including François Favrat, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Bernard Jeanjean, Alexandra Leclère, Olivier Marchal, Yolande Moreau, Gilles Porte, and Arnaud Viard.
The complete list of films and their descriptions, along with on-sale information can be found on the official Film Society of Lincoln Center website, here. Tickets are available beginning February 23rd.
Reviews of some of the films will appear here over the next couple of weeks.