François Ozon’s Summer of ’85 (Été ’85) screens in New York’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Guest of Honour Emmanuelle Béart stars in Ludovic Bergery’s Margaux Hartmann (L’Étreinte).
Nicole Garcia’s Lovers (Amants) is a highlight Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
"All the cinephiles in the US will have access to our exciting selection of bold new voices and returning filmmakers, including our opening film, Sébastien Lifshitz’s remarkable and moving Little Girl, which is the first documentary ever to open the festival. We are also thrilled to have Emmanuelle Béart as our official Guest of Honour for the 26th edition. Emmanuelle’s career as an actress and activist highlights what French cinema represents for American audiences today: a leading voice and vision on world issues and our collective consciousness.”
“We are truly delighted to celebrate 26 years of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema with our partners at UniFrance,” said Florence Almozini, FLC Senior Programmer at Large. “This year’s festival demonstrates the vigorous diversity of French cinema today with exciting new films from returning directors François Ozon, Nicole Garcia, Guillaume Brac, and Quentin Dupieux, as well as memorable debuts from Charlène Favier, Nora Martirosyan, and Suzanne Lindon.
"While it has been a challenging year for so many people, we hope to bring the audience some entertainment, comfort, and enlightenment with this compelling lineup of new French gems.”
The 26th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, organised by Film at Lincoln Center’s Florence Almozini and Madeline Whittle with UniFrance, will run from March 4 to March 15 on Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema.