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Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York poised to kick off

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- 24 features are on the programme of the 23rd edition of the event organised by UniFrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, unspooling from 8-18 March

Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York poised to kick off
Barbara by Mathieu Amalric

Tomorrow, the American premiere of Barbara [+see also:
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 by Mathieu Amalric will open the 23rd Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York, in the presence of the director and Jeanne Balibar (who was rewarded for this very role with the 2018 César Award for Best Actress last Friday). The gathering is set to take place until 18 March, and is organised by UniFrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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This year, 24 feature films are on the programme, six of which are having their North American premieres: Memoir of Pain [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
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 by Emmanuel FinkielA Paris Education [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
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 by Jean-Paul CiveyracComfort and Consolation in France [+see also:
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 by Vincent MacaigneThe Lion Sleeps Tonight [+see also:
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 by Nobuhiro SuwaWaiting for the Barbarians [+see also:
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 by Eugène Green and July Tales [+see also:
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 by Guillaume Brac.

Seven other American premieres are on the menu, with Number One [+see also:
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 by Tonie MarshallThe Sower [+see also:
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interview: Marine Francen
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 by Marine FrancenThe Guardians [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Beauvois
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 by Xavier BeauvoisC’est la vie! [+see also:
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 by Eric Toledano and Olivier NakacheTomorrow and Thereafter [+see also:
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by Noémie LvovskyEndangered Species [+see also:
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 by Gilles Bourdos and Orchestra Class [+see also:
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 by Rachid Hami.

Lastly, ten features will be screened as New York premieres: Bloody Milk [+see also:
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interview: Hubert Charuel
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 by Hubert Charuel and See You up There [+see also:
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 by Albert Dupontel, which recently won big at the Césars, the Cannes Caméra d’Or winner Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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interview: Léonor Serraille
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 by Léonor SerrailleAva [+see also:
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interview: Léa Mysius
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 by Léa MysiusJust To Be Sure [+see also:
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 by Carine TardieuBefore Summer Ends [+see also:
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interview: Maryam Goormaghtigh
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 by Maryam Goormaghtigh, Custody [+see also:
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interview: Xavier Legrand
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 by Xavier LegrandThe Workshop [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Cantet
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 by Laurent CantetJeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc [+see also:
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interview: Bruno Dumont
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]
 by Bruno Dumont and 12 Days [+see also:
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]
 by Raymond Depardon (which will come out in the USA on 16 March, courtesy of Distrib Films).

The Rendez-Vous (in which 15 of the directors of films on the line-up will be taking part) will also host two "Free Talks" (on "Women, Work and the Will to Lead" and "First Films"), a "Salut les jeunes" day on 12 March and five master classes, among other activities. And, for the first time, a clutch of French sales agents will come up on stage in the Lincoln Center auditorium to present their line-ups to US distributors.

(Translated from French)

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