The 26th Edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
Run Time: - min. Release Year: 2021
A Taste of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is presented in the Film Center’s Virtual Screening Room as part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the celebrated annual festival presented by Film at Lincoln Center and UniFrance Films.
“This year’s edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is a special one… All the cinephiles in the U.S. will have access to our exciting selection of bold new voices and returning filmmakers”
– Daniela Elstner, Managing Director of UniFrance
About the festival:
The celebrated annual festival that showcases the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking. The 18 film lineup includes the work of established filmmakers such as Sébastien Lifshitz, Emmanuel Mouret, Quentin Dupieux, and Nicole Garcia as well as the works of many first time feature filmmakers.
The festival also presents several free virtual discussions accessible online, covering topics such as How Music Makes the Film, and Vive la Résistance, covering the depiction of activism in French and American films.
A Taste of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is an opportunity for audiences across the U.S. to experience a curated selection of festival highlights, showcasing the best in contemporary French filmmaking. All films include virtual Q&As.
Film Center Program
Director Hélier Cisterne
Vicky Krieps and Vincent Lacoste bring a firebrand vitality to this true story of romantic devotion and radical resistance during the war in Algiers. See full details.Watch from home
My Donkey, My Lover and I
Director Caroline Vignal
Fueled by impulse, a primary schoolteacher follows her secret lover into the mountains on a Robert Louis Stevenson–inspired camping trip—with a cantankerous donkey in tow. See full details.Watch from home
Director Farid Bentoumi
In this harrowing Cannes Film Festival 2020 selection, a nurse seeks to uncover the truth about a chemical factory’s rumored toxic waste dumps, but the pursuit threatens to unravel her personal and professional lives. See full details.Watch from home
Should the Wind Drop
Director Nora Martirosyan
This sharp and timely Cannes 2020 selection follows a French auditor sent to evaluate an inactive airport in the South Caucasus, which could inaugurate a brighter chapter for the war-torn region. See full detailsWatch from home
For more than 70 years, UniFrance has been using its experience of the international marketplace to support French cinema worldwide. UniFrance is based in Paris and also has representatives for the U.S., China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and India. Its membership brings together around 1,000 French producers, filmmaking talents, agents and sales companies, which are working together to promote French film among foreign audiences, industry executives and media.
UniFrance receives generous, year-round support from CNC, Gouvernement, and PROCIREP. The 26th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema benefits from the support of TV5 Monde and Cultural Services of the French Embassy. For more information, visit en.unifrance.org.
Special discount offer for Rendez-Vous audiences nationwide! Film at Lincoln Center is a co-presenter of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema (March 4-14) and a proud partner of A Taste of Rendez-Vous. Access the complete 18-film lineup at from their website, and, for a limited time, take advantage of a special 20% discount on Rendez-Vous and all other March rentals in the FLC Virtual Cinema with promo code RDV21FLC.
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