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Celebrating Rendez-vous With French Cinema at 20: Leading Ladies and Manly Men

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

What makes French films, eh, French? The facile answer: a focus on love: married, obsessive, at first sight. In its 20th season the popular Rendez Vous at Lincoln Center, shows a penchant for action adventure -- and, serial killers.

Diane Kruger Shines as Marie Antoinette in Benoit Jacquot's 'Farewell, My Queen'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

Diane Kruger was the perfect choice to play Marie Antoinette. Decades ago in cinematic history, a shot at doing the role was regarded as an ultimate conquest by many a beautiful actress.

The Bastille Topples While a Servant Girl Lusts for the Queen

Erica Abeel | Posted 09.14.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

In Jacquot's reading, the sexual intrigue in this court is woman to woman. Sidonie's watchful devotion is seeded with envy over the queen's homoerotic attachment to Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen whom Jacquot brought to stardom in A Single Girl).

Farewell, My Queen: A View of Pre-Beheading Versailles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At a time when viewers are obsessed with Downton Abbey, this film offers an upstairs downstairs French Revolution era glimpse complete with dying rats, gossipy crones, lotharios in gondolas, and the very beautiful queen.

Audrey Tautou, Etc. at the French Rendez-vous

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2012 | Celebrity
Regina Weinreich

In a far corner of the elegant Fifth Avenue townhouse, Tautou, dark curls bobbing, spoke about why her character would enter into an inexplicable love affair with a dull-witted co-worker. "You don't know where love comes from. He touched her in a deep place," said Tautou, her hands gesticulating wildly.

2012 Rendez-Vous With French Cinema: A Preview

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120302at3.54.21PM.jpgIf you can't take advantage of the festival's NYC-based screenings, many of these films have a good shot at being picked up for U.S. theatrical and online distribution.

Paris is No Paradise: Benoit Jacquot's "Villa Amalia" with Isabelle Huppert

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"Nothing sad about lack!" Jacquot grinned. "If we weren't always lacking, we would not always be desiring.