The Lincoln Center Rendez-Vous with the winners of French cinema has been announced

At the 28th French film festival, 21 new films from the country were shown.

“The Five Devils” and “For My Country” won the emerging film and audience awards at this year’s Rendez-Vous with French cinema, Unifrance and film at Lincoln Center announced Thursday.

The Rendez-Vous with French Cinema festival, held every year at Lincoln Center, screens films by contemporary French filmmakers. This year’s edition, which ran from March 2 to 12, screened 21 films, including Alice Winocour’s opening film “Revoir Paris,” Arnaud Desplechin’s “Brother and Sister,” Louis Garrel’s “The Innocent,” and Quentin Dupieux’s “The Reasons for Smoking.” his film. Cough.”

“The Five Devils,” the sophomore film from “Ava” filmmaker Léa Mysius, stars Sally Dramé as Vicky, a young girl with a supernatural talent for replicating the scent of anyone and anything she meets. The film had its world premiere in May 2022 in the director’s section of the Cannes Film Festival two weeks ago, where it received positive reviews from critics. The film is the second film to receive the Emerging Filmmaker Award, which honors a director with a “unique cinematic perspective”. The selection is voted on by the Best Emerging Film Student Jury, made up of six New York City college students selected by professors from Rendez-Vous partner universities.

“The Five Devils” is distributed in the US by MUBI, who will release it in New York on March 24th and in additional markets on March 31st before debuting on May 12th.

Directed by Rachid Hami, For My Country stars Shaïn Boumedine and Karim Leklou as a man trying to find answers after his younger brother is killed in a nebulous incident at a military academy. The 2022 Venice premiere won the audience award after festival attendees voted it their favorite film.

According to Lincoln Center, 9,500 tickets have been sold for this year’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, a 20 percent increase over the pre-pandemic 2019 festival.

Lincoln Center’s next major festival, the 52nd annual New Directors/New Films program, runs March 29-April 9. Co-presented by the Museum of Modern Art, the first-ever film festival opens and closes with two Sundance premieres: Savannah Leaf’s “Earth Mama” and Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’s “Mutt.” 27 feature films and 11 short films by 41 directors will be shown at the festival.

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