Due to the current pandemic, all in-person programming has been suspended.
Primary schoolteacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy, Sibyl, NYFF57) is elated about her upcoming vacation with her married lover, Vladimir, but life quickly intervenes: he cancels on her to take a hiking trip with his wife and young daughter, who’s one of Antoinette’s pupils. Fueled by impulse, Antoinette heads to the same mountainous region of Cévennes National Park with an itinerary inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes. On her spur-of-the-moment mission, she forges quick bonds with an idealistic innkeeper (Marie Rivière, Rohmer’s The Green Ray) and Patrick, the cantankerous donkey she’s rented to help her up the mountain. In this Cannes 2020 selection, Caroline Vignal embraces the long and winding path over the final destination with much heart and humor.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the celebrated annual festival presented by Film at Lincoln Center and UniFrance Films, returns virtually for its 26th edition with a lineup that demonstrates that the landscape of French cinema is as fertile, inspiring, and distinct as ever. The films on display, by emerging talents and established masters, raise ideas both topical and eternal, and many take audiences to entirely unexpected places. “A Taste of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” is an opportunity for audiences across the U.S. to experience a curated selection of festival highlights, showcasing the best in contemporary French filmmaking. All films include virtual Q&As.
Special discount offer for Rendez-Vous audiences nationwide! Film at Lincoln Center is a co-presenter of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema (March 4-14) and a proud partner of “A Taste of Rendez-Vous.” Access the complete 18-film lineup at filmlinc.org/rendezvous. For a limited time, take advantage of a special 20% discount on Rendez-Vous and all other March rentals in the FLC Virtual Cinema with promo code RDV21FLC.
Not rated. 95 minutes.
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