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Spotlight on the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New-York

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- 22 feature films accompanied by their respective industry talents are on the agenda of the event’s 27th edition, organised by UniFrance and Film at Lincoln Center, and running 3 – 13 March

Spotlight on the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New-York
Both Sides of the Blade by Claire Denis

Both Sides of the Blade [+see also:
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by Claire Denis (which won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the most recent Berlinale) is opening the 27th Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New-York today, unfolding 3 – 13 March courtesy of UniFrance and Film at Lincoln Center. The director, who will be attending the screening with her two lead actors Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon, will also be in conversation with Jim Jarmusch on 4 March, discussing their respective careers.

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This year will see a Best Emerging Filmmaker award handed out for the very first time, decided upon by a jury of six New York-based film students, to either a first feature (Bruno Reidal, Confessions of A Murderer [+see also:
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by Vincent Le Port, Magnetic Beats [+see also:
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interview: Vincent Maël Cardona
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by Vincent Maël Cardona, Anaïs in Love [+see also:
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interview: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
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by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, Robust [+see also:
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interview: Constance Meyer
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by Constance Meyer and L’horizon [+see also:
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by Émilie Carpentier) or a second feature film (A Tale of Love and Desire [+see also:
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by Leyla Bouzid and Our Men [+see also:
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by Rachel Lang).

In all, 22 feature films illustrating the great diversity of French cinema are gracing the agenda, including Xavier Giannoli’s recent César champion Lost Illusions [+see also:
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, as well as Paris, 13th District [+see also:
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by Jacques Audiard, Deception [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Desplechin
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by Arnaud Desplechin, Everything Went Fine [+see also:
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by François Ozon, Between Two Worlds [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Carrère
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by Emmanuel Carrère and Hold Me Tight [+see also:
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by Mathieu Amalric.

Also gracing the showcase are En corps by Cédric Klapisch, Undercover [+see also:
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interview: Thierry de Peretti
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by Thierry de Peretti, Madeleine Collins [+see also:
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interview: Antoine Barraud
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by Antoine Barraud, Secret Name [+see also:
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interview: Aurélia Georges
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by Aurélia Georges, Petite Solange [+see also:
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interview: Axelle Ropert
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by Axelle Ropert, Authentik [+see also:
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by Audrey Estrougo, Guermantes by Christophe Honoré and the documentary Gallant Indies [+see also:
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by Philippe Béziat.

A raft of talented individuals will be accompanying their films in New York, and conversing with the public, including Vicky Krieps and Mathieu Amalric on 6 March, Jacques Audiard and Lucie Zhang on 4 March, and Arnaud Desplechin on 5 March, without forgetting Emmanuel Carrère, Thierry de Peretti, Leyla Bouzid, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, Antoine Barraud, Axelle Ropert, Philippe Béziat, Émilie Carpentier and Aurélia Georges.

Also worth a mention on 5 March is a discussion taking place between actresses Juliette Binoche and Déborah Lukumuena (Robust) who will look back on their professional trajectories and creative influences. And on 7 March, a debate entitled "Playing with images: a French-American approach to cinematography" is scheduled to unfold, involving Arnaud Desplechin, Antoine Barraud, documentary-maker Kirsten Johnson, director of photography Ashley Connor, and writer and filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu.

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(Translated from French)

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