Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Aside from the fact that I am a francophile I truly believe all romance languages are one, so..... I present to you a French Film Festival.

FILM: Festival
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
when:Wed 2.28 - Sun 3.11 (schedule)
where:Walter Reade Theater (70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 212.496.3809) map
links:Event Info

Gallic film has undergone such a rejuvenation over the last five years that Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema has ripened into one of New York's elite showcases. This year's program proves no exception, opening with La Vie en Rose, director Olivier Dahan's portrait of the ever-fascinating Édith Piaf, which set tongues a-flapping this month at the Berlin Film Festival. Gérard Depardieu sheds his romantic-comedy veneers in The Singer. Francis Veber, who helmed 2001's The Closet, returns to the festival with The Valet, his comment on the cult of celebrity, European-style. Other selections not to be missed: The Untouchable and Blame It on Fidel. (LR)

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