In the next two weeks, The Film Society of Lincoln Center is showcasing the BEST of France within the past year. This includes the US premieres of big hits from Cannes Film Festival, 2009, as well as winners from the Cesar Awards (French equivalent to the Academy Awards), and in addition-several young auteurs. Every night has a new event-ranging from the film premiere, to a Q and A, or a showcase of Short Films from France with in-person appearances by Michel Gondy, Vincent Lindon, Yvan Attal, Stéphane Brizé, Julie Gayet, Christophe Honoré, Cédric Kahn, Virginie Ledoyen, Chiara Mastroianni, and François Ozon.
Thursday the 11th was the opening night of Farewell (L’Affaire Farewell) (Dir., Christian Carion) with in-person appearances from France’s top actor/director Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, The BEACH). Tickets are on sale now.
I will bring coverage from the event, as well as the actor Q and A with Vincet Lindon, and next Tuesday and Thursday’s short film event. Stay tuned!