Tuesday, February 22, 2022




Today is TWOSDAY!

It can be called TOOsday, too.

It happens (on average) only once every

seven hundred years. 

It is:

TWOSDAY (TOOsday, too) 

Tuesday 2/22/22 

I’ve heard of some events for couples, and for twins, and for matching outfits, and double olives in a double martini, and that for some couples, this could be a bigger day for twosomes than Valentine’s Day!

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Thursday, February 10, 2022







MARCH 3–13, 2022


Opening Night

Claire Denis's Fire starring Juliette Binoche,

with Denis and Binoche in person


With 23 major films including films by

legendary filmmakers,

Mathieu Amalric, Jacques Audiard, Arnaud Desplechin,

& Emmanuel Carrère,


& brilliant debut features from
Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, Vincent Maël Cardona, Emilie Carpentier, Vincent Le Port and Constance Meyer 


Among those confirmed to appear in person at the festival are:


Mathieu Amalric, Jacques Audiard, Antoine Barraud,

Philippe Béziat, Juliette Binoche, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet,

Leyla Bouzid, Vincent Maël Cardona, Emilie Carpentier,

Emmanuel Carrère, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin,

Eric Dumont, Déborah Lukumuena, Aurélia Georges,

Axelle Ropert & …


The 2022 Opening Night selection is Claire Denis’s Fire, featuring screen legend Juliette Binoche as Sara, navigating the reemergence of her ex-lover François (Grégoire Colin), who coincidentally contacts her partner Jean (Vincent Lindon) for a business proposition. The melancholic drama showcases Denis’s characteristic knack for capturing the intimate sensuality of everyday life, bolstered by a gorgeous score from regular collaborators Tindersticks.

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"In March 2020, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema was the last big film event in NYC before everything shut down. Two years later, it feels great to say that we are back with an in-person festival and more than 20 French filmmakers and talent, including exciting new voices and returning favorites, in attendance.” --  Daniela Elstner, Executive Director of Unifrance.

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Highlights of the 23-film lineup include 

This year’s lineup also features a number of highly anticipated debut features, including 

Free talks include 

Moviegoers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite film in the lineup with the third annual Rendez-Vous Audience Award. 

This year’s festival will also feature the inaugural Best Emerging Filmmaker Award, a new initiative to bring attention to the unique cinematic point of view of emerging filmmakers and their interpretation of France’s new and diverse identities. 

Six students pursuing film and French studies degrees from NYC colleges will be invited to participate in the jury and to choose their favorite first or second feature from this year’s Rendez-Vous slate. Each jury member will receive a free all-access pass to view every screening in the festival. The jury-awarded film will be announced shortly after the end of the festival alongside the Rendez-Vous Audience Award.

To further encourage young people to be part of Rendez-Vous, two free school screenings of The Horizon will be organized on March 10 and 11, with director Emilie Carpentier in attendance for a post-screening discussion with middle-, high-school, and college students.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is sponsored by TV5 Monde, Villa Albertine, The Taub Family Selections, AFC and FIAF.

Member ticket presale for Rendez-Vous with French Cinema begins on February 15 at noon, with tickets for the general public available starting February 18 at noon. Tickets are $17; $13 for students, seniors (62+), and persons with disabilities; and $12 for Film at Lincoln Center members. Opening Night tickets for Claire Denis’ Fire are $25 and $20 for all Film at Lincoln Center members. Students can see more and save with the purchase of the $35 Student All-Access Pass.

Tickets to the free talks will be distributed at the corresponding box office on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour prior to the event start. Please note that the line may form in advance. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.


All films screen in the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St.) unless otherwise noted

Opening Night
Fire / Avec amour et acharnement
Claire Denis, 2021, France, 116m
French with English subtitles
The legendary Claire Denis delivers an understated yet psychologically vivid romantic drama, co-written with her Let the Sunshine In collaborator Christine Angot. On her way to work one day, Sara (Juliette Binoche) spies her ex-lover François (Grégoire Colin) outside of the metro; shortly thereafter, by a seeming coincidence, François gets in touch with Jean (Vincent Lindon), his old friend—and Sara’s partner—to propose they go into business together on a new venture. François’s unexpected reemergence in their lives, and the emotional destabilization that comes with it, propel this finely wrought and melancholic narrative, with Denis’s characteristic knack for capturing the intimate sensuality of everyday life on full display, bolstered by a typically gorgeous score from regular collaborators Tindersticks. An IFC Films release.
Thursday, March 3, 6:30pm (Introduced by Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche)
Thursday, March 3, 9:15pm

Anaïs in Love / Les Amours d'Anaïs
Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, 2021, France, 98m
English and French with English subtitles
Behind on her rent, contemplating breaking up with her boyfriend, and struggling to complete her thesis, thirtysomething Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier) is in a manic search for stability. An affair with middle-aged publisher Daniel (Denis Podalydès, also in this year’s Rendez-Vous selection Deception) seems like a dead end until Anaïs discovers the literary work of his formidable partner Emilie (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi). Writer-director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s effervescent feature debut (which premiered in the Critics’ Week section at last year’s Cannes) draws in part upon her background in publishing to ground a tale of self-discovery as literate and delightful as it is unexpected, keeping both Anaïs and viewers off-balance until the very final, cliché-shattering final shot. A Magnolia Pictures release.
Sunday, March 6, 12:45pm (Q&A with Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet)
Friday, March 11, 3:30pm

Authentik / Suprêmes
Audrey Estrougo, 2021, France, 112m
French with English subtitles
Doing for French rap duo Suprême NTM what Straight Outta Compton did for N.W.A., Audrey Estrougo’s crowd-pleasing and galvanizing biopic kicks off in 1989. A collaboration that begins on a whim between two friends takes off after an electrifying debut performance unexpectedly thrusts JoeyStarr (Théo Christine) and Kool Shen (Sandor Funtek) into the spotlight. The pair court controversy as their music increasingly speaks to their marginalized community’s struggles, building to a head when their single “Police” attracts official outrage. A dynamic reconstruction of a moment in hip-hop’s global explosion, Estrougo takes viewers back to a key moment in French society when long-dismissed voices started, quite literally, to be heard in a new way.
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00pm (Q&A with director of photography Eric Dumont)
Friday, March 11, 1:00pm

Between Two Worlds / Le Quai de Ouistreham
Emmanuel Carrère, 2021, France, 106m
French with English subtitles
Famed journalist Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche) goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of cleaning people in the north of France, eventually landing a job on a ferry. As she learns more about the plight of these workers on the margins, Marianne grows closer to her new comrades—while simultaneously beginning to harbor concerns that she’ll be complicit in their exploitation when she returns to Paris and writes a book about her experiences. A longtime passion project for star Binoche, Between Two Worlds takes inspiration from investigative journalist Florence Aubenas’s 2010 best-selling nonfiction book The Night Cleaner; the writer would only agree to let it be adapted by the great French novelist Emmanuel Carrère, who co-wrote and directed this feature—his first since 2005’s acclaimed La Moustache. A Cohen Media Group release.
Saturday, March 5, 6:15pm (Q&A with Emmanuel Carrère and Juliette Binoche)

Bruno Reidal, Confessions of a Murderer / Bruno Reidal
Vincent Le Port, 2021, France, 101m
French with English subtitles
1905: When Bruno Reidal (Dimitri Doré), a young seminary student, confesses to the brutal murder of a 13-year-old, three doctors are tasked with determining whether or not he’s insane. At a moment when the separation of church and state has just been legally codified in France, determining the motivations of a future member of the Catholic Church proves especially tricky. Under the supervision of Dr. Alexandre Lacassagne (Jean-Luc Vincent), Bruno is tasked with writing his memoirs to help the committee make their decision. Working from the real Reidal’s lucid, extraordinarily detached, and analytical volume, Vincent Le Port’s feature debut is a chilly, unnerving, and existentially charged portrait of a sexually driven killer within a religious milieu.
Wednesday, March 9, 1:00pm
Friday, March 11, 9:00pm

Deception / Tromperie
Arnaud Desplechin, 2021, France, 105m
French with English subtitles
“I’m a talk fetishist!” exclaims novelist Philip (Denis Podalydès) in one of the many conversations before, during, and after sex with his married (but not to him) partner (Léa Seydoux). Love, Israel, regret, and mortality are all in the heady conversational mix in the latest from master filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas TaleMy Golden Days). A longtime dream project for the co-writer and director, Deception is a faithful adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel of the same name, whose fusion of rigorous intellectual discourse and explosive emotionality is a perfect fit for Desplechin. The bold chorus of voices from lovers past, present, and possibly imaginary includes a deeply moving supporting turn from Emmanuelle Devos, the auteur’s frequent leading lady.
Saturday, March 5, 9:15pm (Q&A with Arnaud Desplechin)
Sunday, March 13, 3:30pm

Everything Went Fine / Tout s'est bien passé
François Ozon, 2021, France, 113m
French and German with English subtitles
After a stroke leaves him paralyzed in one arm, 85-year-old André Bernheim (Rendez-Vous favorite André Dussolier) demands that his eldest daughter, Emmanuèle (Sophie Marceau), help him commit suicide. With the grudging support of her younger sister Pascale (Géraldine Pailhas), Emmanuèle begins sorting through the complicated processes and bureaucratic hurdles necessary to fulfill her father’s request. Based on an autobiographical novel by Emmanuèle Bernheim, the latest film from the ever-unpredictable, genre-hopping François Ozon is a dramatic change of pace from last year’s nostalgic and romantic Rendez-Vous selection Summer of 85. Unsentimental and often surprisingly funny, Everything Went Fine offers both a look at the logistics of approaching death on one’s own terms and a nuanced portrait of a complicated family, featuring the legendary Charlotte Rampling (Ozon’s Under the Sand star) as André’s estranged wife. A Cohen Media Group release.
Monday, March 7, 6:00pm

Gallant Indies / Indes galantes
Philippe Béziat, 2020, France, 108m
English and French with English subtitles
In 2019, eight opera singers and 30 dancers from a wide variety of artistic and demographic backgrounds convened at Paris’s Opéra Bastille to begin work on an ambitious new production of Les Indes galantes. The baroque composition by Jean-Philippe Rameau is a cornerstone of French musical history, but its beautiful melodies come alongside a host of outdated conceptions of “exotic” locations and peoples. Philippe Béziat’s documentary captures the work of this multifaceted troupe under the direction of artist and filmmaker Clément Cogitore; together, they work to deliver Rameau’s opera into the 21st century and the everyday diversity of contemporary France, integrating questions of racism, classism, and colonialism into a radical new staging that both honors and transforms the original text. A Distrib Films US release.
Saturday, March 12, 6:15pm (Q&A with Philippe Béziat)

Christophe Honoré, 2021, France, 139m
French with English subtitles
North American Premiere
When Rendez-Vous regular Christophe Honoré (Love SongsOn a Magical Night) began work on a stage adaptation of Proust in spring 2020, the COVID pandemic quickly shut it down. Rehearsals resumed that summer, but when performances were once again canceled until fall, Honoré decided to adapt by continuing to rehearse for the pure, communal joy of the theatrical experience—even if there would be no in-person audience to witness the performances that resulted. That’s the part-real, part-fictional premise of Honoré’s latest film, which—for the first time—places the writer-director front and center as a character in his own work. Despite the obstacles around them, Honoré and his theatrical community forge ahead, finding love, inspiration, and a healthy helping of casually nude conversations along the way.
Tuesday, March 8, 3:00pm
Sunday, March 13, 12:30pm

Hold Me Tight / Serre moi fort
Mathieu Amalric, 2021, France, 97m
French and German with English subtitles
Vicky Krieps (Phantom ThreadBergman Island) gives another riveting performance as Camille, a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren’t immediately clear. Widely renowned as an actor but less well-known here for his equally impressive work behind the camera, Mathieu Amalric’s sixth feature directorial outing—his most ambitious to date—is a virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of one woman’s fractured psyche. Alternating between Camille’s adventures on the road and her abandoned husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) as he struggles to take care of their children at home, Amalric’s film keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they’re seeing until the final moments of this richly rewarding, moving, and unpredictable portrait of grief.
Sunday, March 6, 9:00pm (Q&A with Mathieu Amalric)
Sunday, March 13, 6:00pm

The Horizon / L’Horizon
Emilie Carpentier, 2021, France, 85m
French with English subtitles
North American Premiere
As Emilie Carpentier’s debut feature The Horizon begins, 18-year-old Adja (Tracy Gotoas) is disconnected from her community—indifferent to climate change and mocking the efforts of activists to oppose construction of a new mixed-use facility. But when she grows closer to classmate Arthur (Sylvain Le Gall)—an earnest activist and fellow intern at a nursing home—Adja begins to find a sense of purpose in political engagement, drifting away from her shallow group of friends. At The Horizon’s center is an in-depth immersion in the routines, self-constructed communities, and urgent day-to-day efforts of an organically diverse coalition of young activists. Harnessing flawless performances from her young leads, Carpentier plunges viewers into the midst of a new generation of activists’ coming of age.
Tuesday, March 8, 1:00pm
Thursday, March 10, 6:00pm (Q&A with Emilie Carpentier)

Lost Illusions / Illusions perdues
Xavier Giannoli, 2021, France, 149m
French with English subtitles
In 1821, Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) arrives in Paris as a sensitive and idealistic young poet determined to write a reputation-making novel. Instead, he finds himself swept into journalism, whose influence and reach is booming with the help of the printing press, widely available of late. Under the mentorship of editor Étienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), Lucien agrees to write rave theater reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience. With this sweeping, sumptuous adaptation of one of Honoré de Balzac’s greatest novels, Xavier Giannoli crafts a surprisingly contemporary tale of corruption amidst an early form of “fake news,” boasting an all-star cast that includes Gérard Depardieu and Jeanne Balibar. A Music Box Films release.
Tuesday, March 8, 9:00pm
Friday, March 11, 6:00pm


Madeleine Collins
Antoine Barraud, 2021, France/Belgium/Switzerland, 102m
French with English subtitles
Judith Fauvet (Virginie Efira, most recently acclaimed for her leading performance in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta) leads a double life with two families: raising a daughter with one partner in Switzerland, and another two sons in France with another. The mysterious reasons for Judith’s lies, and the complications that ensue from her increasingly futile efforts to keep the two lives separate, propel the third narrative feature from Antoine Barraud (Portrait of the Artist, Rendez-Vous 2015), anchored by a virtuoso turn from Efira in all of her character’s many guises. The question of what Judith wants is slowly unraveled in this gorgeously shot film that’s equal parts drama and thriller—unpredictable in its unfolding, full of unexpected twists, and unexpectedly satisfying in its resolution.
Friday, March 4, 3:45pm (Q&A with Antoine Barraud)
Saturday, March 12, 9:15pm (Q&A with Antoine Barraud)

Magnetic Beats / Les Magnétiques
Vincent Maël Cardona, 2021, France/Germany, 98m
English, German, and French with English subtitles
Brittany, early 1980s: With political and cultural transition in the air, little brother Philippe (Thimotée Robart) stands in awe of moody, indulgent, but charismatic older sibling Jérôme (Joseph Olivennes). The two are passionate about operating a post-punk pirate station named (in homage to Joy Division) Radio Warsaw. Jérôme is the silver-tongued but mercurial on-air DJ, Philippe the shy technical support with a talent for sonic collage. Both fall for single mother Marianne (Marie Colomb), just before Philippe has to begin his compulsory year of military service abroad in Berlin. Vincent Maël Cardona’s feature-film debut (which premiered in Directors’ Fortnight at last year’s Cannes) is a heady, emotionally rich reconstruction of an intense moment of social and cultural change, complete with an excellent soundtrack.
Saturday, March 5, 3:30pm (Q&A with Vincent Maël Cardona)
Wednesday, March 9, 8:30pm

Our Men / Mon légionnaire
Rachel Lang, 2021, Belgium/France, 106m
French, Russian, and English with English subtitles
U.S. Premiere
In a dramatic change of pace from his usual urbane parts, Louis Garrel (a regular presence in Rendez-Vous selections and a talented director in his own right) stars as Maxime, a stoic commander in the French Foreign Legion. Stationed at an outpost in Corsica, Maxime is placed in charge of a dangerous and sensitive mission to Mali. Under his command is Ukrainian soldier Vlad (Aleksandr Kuznetsov), whose fiancée Nika (Ina Marija Bartaité) babysits for Maxime’s wife (Camille Cottin). Deftly juggling the perspectives of officers, the men they command, and the partners of both, Our Men is an impressively assured and unsensational drama about an oft-misunderstood organization, given palpable realism by writer-director Rachel Lang, who draws upon her own background as an officer in the French army reserves.
Friday, March 4, 1:00pm
Monday, March 7, 8:30pm


Paris, 13th District / Les Olympiades, Paris 13e
Jacques Audiard, 2021, 105m
French, Mandarin, and English with English subtitles
Transplanting the work of graphic novelist Adrian Tomine from the U.S. to France, Palme d’Or–winner Jacques Audiard (Dheepan) dives into the mores of modern love in his latest film. A series of overlapping characters and stories begins with Émilie (Lucie Zhang), a young woman who hooks up with the first roommate she finds to supplement her income. Meanwhile, young Nora (Noémie Merlant) is mistaken for an online sex worker, Amber Sweet (Jehnny Beth, of the post-punk band Savages), and gets in touch with her, only to unexpectedly develop a connection. Casual sex, webcams, and fluidly intertwining relationships are all explored in this unsparing but nonjudgmental portrait of young Parisians in and out of love and lust. An IFC Films release.
Friday, March 4, 9:00pm (Q&A with Jacques Audiard)
Monday, March 7, 1:00pm

Petite Solange
Axelle Ropert, 2021, France, 86m
French with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Jade Springer makes an extraordinary feature-film debut as Solange, a lively 13-year-old living in Nantes with her music-shop-owner father Antoine (Philippe Katerine) and actress mother Aurélia (Léa Drucker). When their marriage starts falling apart, the normally cheerful Solange is unprepared and emotionally destabilized. While her brother Romain (Grégoire Montana) takes advantage of an opportunity to avoid turmoil by going abroad, Solange feels increasingly alone and erratic in navigating this unexpected familial collapse. Deftly transitioning from comedy to drama, director Axelle Ropert (Miss and the Doctors, Rendez-Vous 2014) takes inspiration from The 400 Blows in a sensitive divorce drama that places children, rather than adults, at the center of attention.
Monday, March 7, 3:30pm
Saturday, March 12, 12:30pm (Q&A with Axelle Ropert)

Rise / En corps
Cédric Klapisch, 2022, France/Belgium, 117m
French and English with English subtitles
North American Premiere
Ballerina Elise (Marion Barbeau) suffers two injuries at the same time: a devastating fall on stage that leaves her injured and unable to dance for up to two years, and her partner suddenly and humiliatingly breaking up with her for another dancer. Initially devastated, Elise slowly rebuilds her life while redirecting her efforts to contemporary dance in the troupe of real-life Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, playing himself. Opening with a lengthy performance sure to delight ballet aficionados, Rise places real-life ballerina Barbeau at the center of the latest crowd-pleaser from Cédric Klapisch (L'Auberge espagnole; Rendez-Vous 2020 selection Someone, Somewhere). In a star-making performance, Barbeau—a principal in the Paris Opera Ballet—proves every bit as talented an actress on screen as she is a dancer on stage.
Wednesday, March 9, 6:00pm
Sunday, March 13, 8:30pm

Robust / Robuste
Constance Meyer, 2021, France/Belgium, 95m
French with English subtitles
Well past his prime, once-famed actor Georges (Gérard Depardieu) is struggling with health problems and a reputation for being difficult to work with. While preparing for his latest role, Georges is thrown for a loop when his assistant takes time off, leaving him temporarily dependent on help from replacement security guard (and amateur female wrestler) Aïssa (Déborah Lukumuena). The two develop an increasingly warm and supportive relationship in Constance Meyer’s assured feature debut, whose premise is reminiscent of the unlikely friendship in 2012’s Rendez-Vous selection The Intouchables, but with a drier sense of humor that’s all its own. Front and center is Depardieu, winking at his own image as an increasingly difficult and divisive legend in a part as hilarious as it is poignant.
Sunday, March 6, 3:30pm (Q&A with Déborah Lukumuena)
Thursday, March 10, 3:45pm

Secret Name / La Place d'une autre
Aurélia Georges, 2021, France, 112m
French with English subtitles
While serving on the front lines of World War I, a former sex worker who’s now a nurse, Nélie Laborde (Lyna Khoudri, The French Dispatch), is given the unexpected chance to start a new life when one of her patients, Rose Juillet (Maud Wyler), is seemingly killed by invading German troops. Nélie assumes Rose’s identity and leaves the field of battle for the north of France, where the well-off Eléonore de Lengwil (Rendez-Vous favorite Sabine Azéma) lives. Rose was to be her ward, and—under her false identity—Nélie grows closer to Eléonore over their shared love of literature. Loosely adapted and updated from a Wilkie Collins novel, Aurélia Georges’s film (which premiered at last year’s Locarno Film Festival) brings the intensity of a thriller to a thoughtful drama about female identity.
Thursday, March 10, 1:00pm
Saturday, March 12, 3:15pm (Q&A with Aurélia Georges)

A Tale of Love and Desire / Une histoire d'amour et de désir
Leyla Bouzid, 2021, France/Tunisia, 102m
French and Arabic with English subtitles
Two students from very different backgrounds, both enrolled at the Sorbonne, find themselves passionately attracted to each other in Tunisian-born writer-director Leyla Bouzid’s sophomore feature. Ahmed (Sami Outalbali) is a shy, socially conservative Arab of Algerian background, born and raised in Paris; Farah (Zbeida Belhajamor) is an outgoing, sexually confident young Tunisian immigrant. They meet on the way to the same bookstore to purchase ancient, sexually charged Arabic poetry, and their mutual study of these texts helps kindle a spark between the two that causes Ahmed to increasingly question his values. Bouzid’s sensual and sensitive drama is a cross-sectional portrait of the diverse varieties of Arab diaspora life unfolding in the heart of a very contemporary Paris. A Distrib Films US release
Saturday, March 5, 12:30pm (Q&A with Leyla Bouzid)
Wednesday, March 9, 3:30pm

Touchez pas au grisbi
Jacques Becker, France/Italy, 1954, 94m
French with English subtitles
Aging hoods Max le Menteur (Jean Gabin) and Riton (René Dary) are sitting pretty after pulling off the heist of a lifetime—50 million francs in gold bullion snatched at Orly airport. For Max, this grisbi (loot) will ensure him a cushy retirement; for Riton, it will help him hold onto his two-faced girlfriend Josy (Jeanne Moreau, in one of her earliest film appearances), who, along with Max’s moll Lola, is appearing in a new floor show at the nightclub of their longtime underworld buddy, Pierrot (nicknamed “Fats”). But Max and Riton have another thing coming. Director Jacques Becker’s brilliantly crafted, surprisingly poignant crime drama features Gabin in a tremendous performance that helped relaunch his sagging career and won him the Best Actor award at the 1954 Venice Film Festival.
Friday, March 4, 6:30pm (Introduced by Jim Jarmusch)

Undercover / Enquête sur un scandale d'État
Thierry de Peretti, 2021, France, 121m
French with English subtitles
U.S. Premiere
Based on the real-life scandal that led to the 2017 indictment of police chief François Thierry for drug smuggling, Undercover patiently untangles a complicated trafficking scheme that unfolded within the legal system itself. When informant Hubert Antoine (Roschdy Zem) makes his initial outreach to Libération journalist Stéphane Vilner (Pio Marmaï), he produces documentation that reveals narcotics chief Jacques Billard (Vincent Lindon, also in this year’s Opening Night selection Fire) to be a high-level trafficker. The dogged, sometimes thorny relationship between the two men over three years—and the consequences of their revelations—drive this methodical procedural in the tradition of All the President’s Men and Spotlight, shot by Claire Mathon (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) with classical restraint and elegance.
Sunday, March 6, 6:15pm
Thursday, March 10, 8:45pm



All talks are held at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W. 65th St.)

Free Talk: Claire Denis & Jim Jarmusch
Claire Denis, the singular cinematic visionary behind Beau Travail (NYFF37), Let the Sunshine In (NYFF55), and High Life (NYFF56)returns to Film at Lincoln Center with this year's Opening Night selection Fire, a searing and unsparing romantic drama. We're excited to bring together Denis and Jim Jarmusch—an icon of the American independent filmmaking landscape, and the official Guest of Honor at the 2022 edition of Rendez-Vous—for an extended conversation about their decades-spanning careers.
Friday, March 4, 5:00pm, Francesca Beale Theater

Free Talk: Juliette Binoche & Déborah Lukumuena
In a Rendez-Vous lineup that features an abundance of extraordinary performances from women, two names stand out: Juliette Binoche, a much-acclaimed icon of French and international cinema, anchoring new films from directors Claire Denis (Fire) and Emmanuel Carrère (Between Two Worlds); and Déborah Lukumuena, a singular talent and rising star who embodies the best of a new generation of young French actors, performing opposite Gérard Depardieu in Constance Meyer's Robust. Join us for a conversation in which we'll explore two women's professional trajectories and creative influences, their philosophies and priorities in selecting new projects, and their respective relationships with the American film industry.
Saturday, March 5, 4:30pm, Amphitheater

Free Talk: Working the image: A French-American look at cinematography
The collaboration between a film's director and its director of photography is central to crafting the film's visual language, defining its forms and rhythms, and bringing its characters and setting to life. This special panel conversation will bring together French and American filmmakers and cinematographers—working across a range of genres, styles, and moods—to discuss their influences, their creative philosophies and working methods, and the choices that shape their artistic practice. In partnership with French In Motion and the Gotham Film & Media Institute
Monday, March 7, 5:00pm, Amphitheater




Founded in 1949 and strengthened thanks to its merger with TV France International in 2021, Unifrance is the organization responsible for promoting French cinema and TV content worldwide.

Located in Paris, Unifrance employs around 50 staff members, as well as representatives based in the U.S., in China, and soon in Japan. The organization currently brings together more than 1,000 French cinema and TV content professionals (producers, talents, agents, sales companies, etc.) working together to promote French films and TV programmes among foreign audiences, industry executives, and media.

Unifrance is supported by the French government, the CNC, the PROCIREP and by many public and private partners. Visit UNIFRANCE.ORG for more information.


Film at Lincoln Center is dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture.

Film at Lincoln Center fulfills its mission through the programming of festivals, series, retrospectives, and new releases; the publication of Film Comment; and the presentation of podcasts, talks, special events, and artist initiatives. Since its founding in 1969, this nonprofit organization has brought the celebration of American and international film to the world-renowned Lincoln Center arts complex, making the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broad audience and ensuring that it remains an essential art form for years to come.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.org and follow @filmlinc on Twitter and Instagram.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2022






Sunday, March 27. 

8 PM (ET) ABC.



Belfast (Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers)

=> CODA (Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers)

Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers)

Drive My Car (Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer)

Dune (Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers)

King Richard (Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers)

Licorice Pizza (Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers)

Nightmare Alley (Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers)

The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile

Sherman (Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers)

West Side Story (Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers)


=> Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer)

Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie)

Luca (Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer

and Peter Del Vecho)


Ascension (Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell)

Attica (Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry)

Flee (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sorensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie)

=> Summer of Soul (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein)

Writing With Fire (Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh)


=> Drive My Car (Japan)

Flee (Denmark)

The Hand of God (Italy)

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)

The Worst Person in the World (Norway)


Audible (Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean)

Lead Me Home (Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk)

=> The Queen of Basketball (Ben Proudfoot)

Three Songs for Benazir (Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei)

When We Were Bullies (Jay Rosenblatt)


Affairs of the Art (Joanna Quinn and Les Mills)

Bestia (Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz)

Boxballet (Anton Dyakov)

Robin Robin (Dan Ojari and Mikey Please)

=> The Windshield Wiper (Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez)


Ala Kachuu — Take and Run (Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger)

The Dress (Tadeusz Lysiak and Maciej Ślesicki)

=> The Long Goodbye (Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed)

On My Mind (Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson)

Please Hold (K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse)



=> Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)

Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)

Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)

Kristen Stewart (Spencer)


Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)

Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!)

=> Will Smith (King Richard)

Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)


Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)

=> Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Judi Dench (Belfast)

Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)

Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)


Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)

=> Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)

J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)



Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

=> Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)


=> Belfast (written by Kenneth Branagh)

Don’t Look Up (screenplay by Adam McKay; story by Adam McKay & David Sirota)

King Richard (written by Zach Baylin)

Licorice Pizza (written by Paul Thomas Anderson)

The Worst Person in the World (written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier)


=> CODA (screenplay by Siân Heder)

Drive My Car (screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa


Dune (screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve

and Eric Roth)

The Lost Daughter (written by Maggie Gyllenhaal)

The Power of the Dog (written by Jane Campion)


=> Dune (Greig Fraser)

Nightmare Alley (Dan Laustsen)

The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)

West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)


=> Cruella (Jenny Beavan)

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran)

Dune (Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan)

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)


Belfast (Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri)

=> Dune (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett)

No Time to Die (Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor)

The Power of the Dog (Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb)

West Side Story (Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy)


Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)

=> Dune (Hans Zimmer)

Encanto (Germaine Franco)

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)

The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)


Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)

=> Dune (Joe Walker)

King Richard (Pamela Martin)

The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)

Tick, Tick … Boom! (Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum)


Coming 2 America (Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer)

Cruella (Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon)

Dune (Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr)

=> The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh)

House of Gucci (Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras)


“Be Alive” — music and lyrics by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (King Richard)

“Dos Oruguitas” — music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

“Down to Joy” — music and lyrics by Van Morrison (Belfast)

=> “No Time to Die” — music and lyrics by Billie Eilish and Finneas

O’Connell (No Time to Die)

“Somehow You Do” — music and lyrics by Diane Warren (Four Good Days)


=> Dune (production design: Patrice Vermette; set decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos)

Nightmare Alley (production design: Tamara Deverell; set decoration: Shane Vieau)

The Power of the Dog (production design: Grant Major; set decoration: Amber Richards)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (production design: Stefan Dechant; set decoration: Nancy Haigh)

West Side Story (production design: Adam Stockhausen; set decoration: Rena DeAngelo)


=> Dune (Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and

Gerd Nefzer)

Free Guy (Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and

Dan Sudick)

No Time to Die (Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick)

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