RENDEZ-VOUS with French Cinema


On March 28  Five recent French films hits selected from the annual Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s festival “RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA” will play at 4 Laemmle Theatres :  NoHo 7, MONICA 4-PLEX, PLAYHOUSE 7 and the CLAREMONT 5    
The five recent Gallic hits are:

Directed by Alain Cavalier
Starring Vincent Lindon and Alain Cavalier
France – 2011, Running time: 105 min.
Synopsis: France’s most unpredictable filmmaker, Alain Cavalier, teams up with actor Vincent Lindon for a witty, semi-improvised look at men, power and politics, starring Cavalier himself as a fictional French President and Lindon as his newly appointed Prime Minister.

Directed by: Crystel Fournier
Starring Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Devos, Quentin Challal.
France – 2011, Running time: min.
Romain is a “moon child,” afflicted since birth by a rare genetic deficiency that makes him unable to stand exposure to daylight. Since infancy he has been cared for by David, a consultant dermatologist who is fascinated with his case and with whom he has developed an unusually close relationship. Now David has to leave, and doesn’t know how to tell Romain. The day of the separation draws near… a new ordeal for them both.

Directed by and starring: Mathieu Amalric
France – 2011, Running time: 77 min.
Commissioned by La Comédie-Française, actor-director Mathieu Amalric’s wildly inventive update of Corneille’s popular 17th century tragicomedy follows a hotel concierge on the trail of a missing young man who seems to have left many a young female heart aflutter.

Directed by: Laurent Achard
Starring Pascal Cervo, Charlotte van Kemmel, Karole Rocher, Brigitte Sy
France – 2011, Running time: 81 min.
CINEMA PARADISO meets PSYCHO in a provocative genre film about the dutiful manager/projectionist of a repertory cinema in the French provinces…and the many secrets he holds.

Directed by: Rabah Ameur-ZaÏmeche
France – 2011, Running time: 97 min.
The 18th century folk hero and bandit Louis Mandrin is the inspiration for this strikingly relevant period tale, tracing the efforts of Mandrin’s followers to distribute his songs and stories in the build-up to the French Revolution.

Times for the one day festival will be available on the Laemmle web site closer to the date.


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Robin Menken

Robin Menken Robin Menken lives in Los Angeles. She was the Artistic Director of the Second City Workshops, taught at UC Berkeley, USC, Barcelona\'s Ateneu and the Esalin Institute. She was Roberto Rossellini\'s assistant, and worked with Yevgeny Vevteshenku, Glauber Rocha and Eugene Ionesco. She sold numerous screenplays and wrote the OBIE winning The FTA SHow (touring with Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Ben Vereen.) She was a programming consultant and Special Events co-ordinator for numerous film festivals, including the SF, Rio, Havana and N.Y Film Festivals. Her first news outlet was the historic East Village Other.

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