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The moving image by Anne-Katrin Titze

22 March 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Galerie Cinéma founder Anne-Dominique Toussaint strikes an elegant Michelangelo Antonioni pose Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Anne-Dominique Toussaint’s Parisian Galerie Cinéma is here in New York with an exhibition featuring works by Cédric Klapisch, Atiq Rahimi, Edward Lachman, Agnès Godard, James Franco, Vincent Perez, Kate Barry, Harry Gruyaert and Raymond Depardon as a special event of the 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. The exhibition includes photographs of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve who star in Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts (3 Coeurs), Isabelle Huppert, Sofia Coppola, Julianne Moore, Emmanuelle Bercot, Gérard Depardieu, Patrice Chéreau and a video loop of James Franco channeling Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

Kate Barry photographs: "Barry did a lot of pictures of actresses. You will recognize Charlotte, Isabelle Huppert, Sofia Coppola, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Just before the opening reception, attended by SK1 (L’Affaire SK1) star Nathalie Baye »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Benoît Jacquot: Leading Ladies screenings held in New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-03-19 21:55:26

19 March 2015 2:55 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Benoît Jacquot's Farewell, My Queen (Les Adieux à la Reine) starring his leading ladies Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger and Virginie Ledoyen

CinéSalon's Benoît Jacquot: Leading Ladies (March 3 - 24), curated by Delphine Selles-Alvarez at the French Institute Alliance Française in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in New York included screenings of The Disenchanted (La Désenchantée) starring Judith Godrèche, Marcel Bozonnet and Ivan Desny, introduced by Jacquot; A Single Girl (La Fille Seule) - Virginie Ledoyen, Benoît Magimel, Dominique Valadié introduced by choreographer Blanca Li, who has worked with Pedro Almodovar and Michel Gondry; Villa Amalia - Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois and À Tout De Suite - Isild Le Besco, Ouassini Embarek, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Laurence Cordier.

Léa Seydoux is lovely and tough as the reader and our heroine in Farewell, My Queen Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

On Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30pm, Eye For »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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RiverRun to close with David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn'

17 March 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

17th edition of festival to open with Quentin Dupieux’s Reality and Sacha JenkinsFresh Dressed.

RiverRun International Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its 17th edition, expanding from 10 to 11 days and running April 16-26.

The festival will open with Quentin Dupieux’s Reality and Sacha Jenkins’ hip-hop and fashion documentary Fresh Dressed, while David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn will close this year’s edition.

Overall, the festival will screen 165 films, 74 of which are features, from 35 countries.

Its narrative competition will screen 10 films, including Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou, Keith Miller’s Five Star and Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water, while Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence and Nick Broomfield’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper are among the 10 films screening in the documentary competition.

Along with its openiing and closing films, RiverRun will host special presentations of Benoit Jacquot’s 3 Hearts, Anne Fontaine’s Gemma Bovery and John Maclean’s Slow West, among »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Movie Review: 3 Hearts Is a Romance Shot Like a Thriller

13 March 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

A romantic drama with the sensibility of a thriller, Benoît Jacquot’s 3 Hearts is a good example of how a talented director and cast can elevate the most tired of concepts. The film finds meaning in its stylistic dissonances, right from the beginning. It opens with a man (Benoît Poelvoorde) missing a train back to Paris and making his way to a small café by the station. He spies a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) who wanders into the café briefly. He follows her out and strikes up a conversation with her. Meanwhile, the soundtrack blares dramatic blasts of noise; you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve wandered into an Inception remake.What’s going on here? Beneath the casual (though not particularly realistic) dialogue, emotional tectonic plates are shifting. The man, Marc, is a tax inspector; the woman, Sylvie, co-owns a local antique shop; they’re not remarkable people, but »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Review: Benoît Jacquot's 'Three Hearts' A Satisfying Melodrama About Love At First Sight And The Cruelty Of Fate

12 March 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The word "melodrama" tends to be used as a pejorative these days, and that's because there are few movies or TV shows that execute the specifics of the genre well. When it works, an accomplished melodrama allows the audience to fully invest in the emotional lives of its characters, even if the plot machinations are manipulative or don't hold up under close scrutiny. It's a genre powered by performance and atmosphere, and it requires committed work by the actors, an assured handle on tone by the director, and a script that can allow suspension of disbelief to stretch but not break. While it's not perfect, and though at times you can see rigging of the structure, Benoît Jacquot's "Three Hearts" is a satisfying melodrama about love at first sight, the cruelty of fate, and passion that never fades. The film kicks off with a "Before Sunrise"-like prologue. Tax »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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3 Hearts | Review

11 March 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Heart to Heart to Heart: Jacquot’s Romantic Drama Can’t Cover Every Angle

Despite sporting the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve, 3 Hearts, the latest from Benoit Jacquot often feels like a rather stilted endeavor. The follow-up to his most internationally renowned title to date, Farewell, My Queen, Jacquot’s underwhelming love story uses a contrivance often seen in romantic comedies, only he replaces the comedy with a somber indifference that seems to work against the believability of the film.

The film seems as if it belongs to an earlier era of filmmaking, a time where repressed feelings would roil just beneath the surface until they boiled over to cause living hell for all affected parties lost amidst the unmitigated power known as love. This is the stuff of classic melodrama, and the three hearts at the center of this triangle often feel more like archetypes than actual people, »

- Nicholas Bell

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3 Hearts Is a Passionate, Winning French Melodrama

10 March 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

A man is the lead in 3 Hearts, the melodrama from director-writer and New Wave inheritor Benoît Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen). The director has the reputation of working well with women and focusing on their issues, and the feminist in all of us has gotten used to seeing the melodrama as a female province. So this is refreshing. And the film is so unabashed in showing the place of passion in a bourgeois world, how a missed connection can screw up a life forever, that plot implausibilities are forgiven. Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a tax inspector, oddly bumbling, even quixotic. Missing his train back to Paris, he's stuck for the night in the tiny town of Valence, where he zeroes in on Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Eyes "exchange" »

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Interview: Benoit Jacquot On 3 Hearts And Being Women's Director

10 March 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Benoit Jacquot started his career as Marguerite Duras' assistant director in the 70s and went on to direct many films with strong female characters. In doing so, he catapulted the careers of many actresses into leading ladies of French cinema, among them Judith Godreche (Ridicule), Virginie Ledoyen (The Beach, 8 Women), Isild Le Besco (Sade, A tout de suite), Sandrine Kiberlain (Seventh Heaven, Apres Vous) . Lately, he has been keeping himself busy with two films out right now: 3 Hearts opening night film for this year's Rendez-vous with French Cinema and his Diary of Chambermaid shown in competition at this year's Berlinale, continuing the international success of Marie Antoinette-intrigue Farewell My Queen (starring Léa Seydoux, Diane Kruger and Ledoyen) a couple years back. Jacquot...

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The wild ones, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

9 March 2015 3:04 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Wild Life (Vie sauvage) director Cédric Kahn Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The night after the Us premiere of Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts (3 Coeurs) starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Benoît Poelvoorde, I met up with Wild Life (Vie Sauvage) director Cédric Kahn for a conversation on his film, starring Mathieu Kassovitz and Céline Sallette. The suspense of Robert Bresson's Pickpocket mixes with Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest and turns into a "paranoiac world". Working with Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, choices and his role in Axelle Ropert's Miss And The Doctors came up.

20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema at the IFC Center

Nathalie Baye, Frédéric Tellier - SK1 (L’Affaire SK1); Mélanie Laurent - Breathe (Respire); Christophe Honoré - Métamorphoses; Cédric Jimenez - The Connection (La French) with Gilles Lellouche and writer Audrey Diwan; and Abd Al Malik - May Allah Bless France (Qu’Allah Bénisse La France! »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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5 Must-See New French Films From Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

6 March 2015 10:51 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Exclusive Poster and Trailer for Fslc and UniFrance's Rendez-Vous with French CinemaLike clockwork, the (theoretical) winter thaw brings France to New York for the annual Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Now in its 20th year, the series, co-presented by Unifrance Films, marks a collaboration between The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Bam, IFC—and, almost always, Catherine Deneuve. (Though the ever-reigning queen of French cinema won't be gracing audiences with her physical presence this year, she can be found onscreen in both Benoit Jacquot's opener, "3 Hearts" and André Téchiné's "In the Name of My Daughter").  Extending beyond the milieu of bougie dinner parties, Rendez-vous' latest installment showcases a cross section of the country that's as diverse as it's landscapes—from the Parisian skyline to the idyllic Southern countryside to gritty urban housing projects—and cinephiles will be pleased to find that a host of »

- Emma Myers

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Rendez-vous With French Cinema 2015: A Treasure Trove For Francophiles

4 March 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Rendez-vous with French Cinema, a co-presentation of Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films, has become a de facto film festival for francophiles over the years. A showcase of contemporary French cinema, this year's lineup includes 22 features and four short films making their New York, U.S., or North American premieres. Celebrating its 20th year, Rendez-vous opens with Benoit Jacquot (Farewell My Queen)'s 3 Hearts, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve and closes with Quentin Dupieux (Rubber)'s new film Reality. The returning notable directors include - Jacquot, André Téchiné, Cedric Kahn, Jean-Paul Civeyrac and Christophe Honoré. The ever-diverse lineup includes gritty policiers (The Connection, Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart, SK1), comedies (Gaby Baby Doll, Reality) and several films starring Catherine...

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Parisian Spring: This Year's Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Might Melt Our City at Last

3 March 2015 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Apologies to T.S. Eliot, but March in New York is surely the cruelest month, often a 31-day mantle of cold or drizzle (or both) through which spring refuses to budge. Yet March does have its saving graces, among them the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance Films' annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, now in its twentieth year.

The festival, a showcase of new French films spanning genres and styles, and made by relative newcomers and veterans alike, has grown so much that it now takes place in three venues: the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the IFC Center, and BAMcinématek. The ten-day event kicks off on March 6 with Rendez-Vous stalwart Benoît Jacquot's stylish romantic melodrama 3 Hearts, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, »

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NY Rendez-Vous with French Cinema highlights by Anne-Katrin Titze

28 February 2015 1:25 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Catherine Deneuve and Guillaume Canet in André Téchiné's In the Name of My Daughter (L’Homme Qu’on Aimait Trop), also starring Adèle Haenel

This year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema opens with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Benoît Poelvoorde in Benoît Jacquot's 3 Hearts (3 Coeurs). Quentin Dupieux's Reality (Réalité) starring Alain Chabat, featuring Philip Glass’s Music With Changing Parts closes the festival.

There are first-rate performances from Mathieu Kassovitz and Céline Sallette (who also stars with Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche and Benoît Magimel in Cédric Jimenez' The Connection (La French)) in Cédric Kahn's Wild Life (Vie Sauvage), Guillaume Canet in Cédric Anger's Next Time I’ll Aim For The Heart (La Prochaine Fois Je Viserai Le Coeur), Olivier Gourmet and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi in Stéphane Demoustier's 40-Love (Terre Battue), Adèle Haenel with Kévin Azaïs in Thomas Cailley's Love At First Fight (Les Combattants »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Starmaker Allégret: From Gay Romance with 'Uncle' (and Nobel Winner) Gide to Simon's Movie Mentor

27 February 2015 9:46 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Marc Allégret: From André Gide lover to Simone Simon mentor (photo: Marc Allégret) (See previous post: "Simone Simon Remembered: Sex Kitten and Femme Fatale.") Simone Simon became a film star following the international critical and financial success of the 1934 romantic drama Lac aux Dames, directed by her self-appointed mentor – and alleged lover – Marc Allégret.[1] The son of an evangelical missionary, Marc Allégret (born on December 22, 1900, in Basel, Switzerland) was to have become a lawyer. At age 16, his life took a different path as a result of his romantic involvement – and elopement to London – with his mentor and later "adoptive uncle" André Gide (1947 Nobel Prize winner in Literature), more than 30 years his senior and married to Madeleine Rondeaux for more than two decades. In various forms – including a threesome with painter Théo Van Rysselberghe's daughter Elisabeth – the Allégret-Gide relationship remained steady until the late '20s and their trip to »

- Andre Soares

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3 Hearts (3 coeurs) Movie Review

27 February 2015 6:59 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

3 Hearts (3 coeurs) Cohen Media Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for CompuServe ShowBiz.  Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  A- Director:  Benoît Jacquot Screenwriters: Benoît Jacquot, Julien Boivent Cast:  Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 2/25/15 Opens: March 13, 2015 You may have seen articles with the title “Why nice girls date bad boys,” which hold that girls find handsome, carefree, irresponsible guys on motorcycles to be exciting to date.  But they marry ordinary-looking accountants and lawyers who, they believe, will make good fathers.  In a drama about a romantic triangle, this one dealing with a more carefree woman and her more family-oriented  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Lea Seydoux Seduces In The Diary Of A Chambermaid International Trailer

20 February 2015 3:17 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lea Seydoux is having a pretty good time right now, hanging out with James Bond in the new movie Spectre. But before we have a chance to see her running around next to Daniel Craig, we can see her in Benoît Jacquot’s new adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel, The Diary of a Chambermaid.

The film features Seydoux as the titular chambermaid Celestine, who joins a new household and becomes the object of lust for her older employer…much to the chagrin of her mistress. The maid is aware of the seductive power she wields, but winds up caught in the power struggles going on within the marriage and the household.

The Diary of a Chambermaid has already seen two adaptations, one by French auteur Jean Renoir, and the other by master surrealist Luis Bunuel. The latter is among the better known of the two, taking the novel’s themes of sex, »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Watch: First International Trailer For 'Diary Of A Chambermaid' Starring Lea Seydoux

20 February 2015 8:48 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

At the moment, Lea Seydoux is currently in some exotic location, hanging out with Daniel Craig, and shooting the next Bond movie "Spectre." But just this month the actress appeared in the far more humble picture "The Diary Of A Chambermaid," which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and the first international trailer has arrived. Based on the 1900 Octave Mirbeau novel, previously tackled in movies by Jean Renoir and Luis BuñuelBenoît Jacquot ("3 Hearts," "Farewell My Queen") put his hands on the material that tells the story of a young chambermaid who becomes embroiled in games of jealousy, lust and shame in the household in which she works. Our own Jessica Kiang wasn't really a fan, saying it was skippable "except to Seydoux completists," but that's reason enough for many.  Cohen Media Group will release the film in the U.S., but no date has been set. "The »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Galerie Cinema photo exhibition set for New York by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-02-20 15:21:14

20 February 2015 7:21 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni in Benoît Jacquot's uncoupled 3 Hearts (3 Coeurs), also starring Benoît Poelvoorde

Anne-Dominique Toussaint’s Parisian Galerie Cinema comes to New York with an exhibition featuring photos by Cédric Klapisch, Atiq Rahimi, Edward Lachman, Agnès Godard, James Franco, Vincent Perez, Kate Barry, Harry Gruyaert and Raymond Depardon as a special event of the 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

The Bling Ring director Sofia Coppola, Julianne Moore during the filming of Todd Haynes's Far From Heaven, and Vincent Perez's Cyrano De Bergerac co-star Gérard Depardieu will be among the portraits on display at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Sofia Coppola by Kate Barry © Galerie Cinema

Nathalie Baye, Guillaume Canet, Cédric Kahn, Christophe Honoré, Celine Sallette, Mélanie Laurent, Abd Al Malik, Frédéric Tellier, Armel Hostiou, Thomas Cailley, Stéphane Demoustier, Cédric Anger, Alain Chabat, Claire Burger, Cédric Jimenez, Lucie Borleteau and Ariane Lebed »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Hot projects on Screenbase

18 February 2015 1:49 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Hot projects new to Screenbase include Nicolas Winding Refn feature The Neon Demon, Pope Francis biopic Francisco, Brady Corbet’s directorial debut The Childhood Of A Leader and a new adaptation by Wim Wenders.Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote and Jena Malone have signed on to co-star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s next feature.

“After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon,” Winding Refn said.

Principal photography will begin in Los Angeles on March 30. Gaumont and Wild Bunch are co-selling the title.

Wim WendersLes Beaux Jours D’Aranjuez

This adaptation of the play by Peter Handke was announced by Alfama’s Paulo Branco during the Efm. It will star Reda Kateb and Sophie Semin. Wenders is expected to shoot in June.

Brady Corbet’s [link »

- maud.le-rest@sciencespo-toulouse.net (Maud Le Rest)

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France Film Board Cnc Taps Xavier Lardoux as Head of Film

15 February 2015 12:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Xavier Lardoux, former co-deputy chief of promotion org Unifrance Films, has been appointed head of film at France’s National Film Board Cnc.

Prior to joining Unifrance in 2010, Lardoux worked at the Paris city hall, handling cultural affairs.

While at Unifrance, Lardoux helmed MyFrenchFilmFestival, an online fest that garnered up to 4 million viewings in 2014. A showcase of French movies, the festival, whose latest edition wraps tomorrow, attracted 25 digital partners, including the U.S.’ Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, Canada’s Shaw, France’s Dailymotion, Spain’s Filmin and China’s Youku.

Last June, Lardoux published a report outlining an European policy on film education for the Cnc, and he’s written various books, including “Le Cinema de Benoit Jacquot.”

As topper of the Cnc’s film department, Lardoux will report to president Frederique Bredin, and will be in charge of spearheading subsidy programs for films, as well as shaping »

- Elsa Keslassy

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