Celebrating Rendez-vous with French Cinema at 20

March 12, 2015 2:52 PM

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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. What happened to the frothy comedies and romantic musicals of the past?

Benoit Jacquot's 3 Hearts opened the festival. Known for making each movie a love letter to women, Jacquot's films were celebrated at the French Institute Alliance Francaise with a retrospective. 3 Hearts features three of France's best imports: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, and Charlotte G...

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