The latest titles from Claude Berri, Benoit Jacquot and Raymond Depardon are among a line-up of 14 French pictures that will receive their New York premieres in the upcoming festival, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2003. The event, which runs from Mar 7-16 at the Walter Reade Theatre, also features Olivier Assayas' 2002 Cannes competition entry, demonlover, Nicole Garcia's L'Adversaire (The Adversary) and work by six other female directors, including Julie Lopes-Curval's Bord De Mer (Seaside) and Marina De Van's Dans Ma Peau (In My Skin). In addition there will be retrospective tributes to Berri and the actress Jeanne Moreau, whose latest picture, Cet Amour-La, screened at last year's festival and is due to open in New York on Apr 2. Moreau is also due to take part in a discussion entitled, New Trends In French Cinema: A Conversation With Jeanne Moreau.
The full programme (2002 unless indicated otherwise): Adolphe (Benoit Jacquot); Embrassez Qui Vous Voudrez (See How They Run, Michael Blanc); C'est Le Bouquet (Jeanne Labrune); Mon Idole (My Idol, Guillaume Canet); L'Adversaire (The Adversary, Nicole Garcia); Dans Ma Peau (In My Skin, Marina De Van); Vivre Me Tue (Life Kills Me, Jean-Pierre Sinapi); Un Homme Sans L'Occident (Untouched By The West, 2003); Bord De Mer (Seaside, Julie Lopes-Curval); demonlover (Olivier Assayas); 24 Heures Dans La Vie D'Une Femme (24 Hours In The Life Of A Woman, Laurent Bouhnik); Une Femme De Menage (Housekeeper, Claude Berri); Monique (Valerie Guignabodet); and Carnages (Carnage, Delphine Gleize).
The festival is being presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Centre, Unifrance, and the French Film Office/Unifrance USA.