Rendez-vous – French Film Festival in Rome 2020

rendez vous 2020 en plein air

A special edition that will be held en plein air

The 10th-edition of Rendez-vous, the festival dedicated to new French cinema, will be held in Rome from 1 to 6 July, in complete safety and en plein air at the Arena Nuovo Sacher. The program allows local audiences to explore contemporary French cinema in all its diversity, from arthouse to mainstream films.

This year, the festival aims to offer spectators with new stories and emotions through cinema, helping us reflect on a phrase which we’ve often heard in recent months: if there is something that history has taught us, it is that crises are an opportunity for real change. Six will be the movies presented in national preview that will tackle the theme of crisis and rebirth.

As is the case each year, the screenings will be followed or preceded by discussions, meetings, or masterclasses with French and Italian artists.

Roubaix Movie

The national preview of the feature film Roubaix, Une Lumière by filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin will kick-off the festival on July 1st at 9.30pm. The film is in the running at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival is distributed by No.Mad Entertainment and will be in cinemas this autumn. The director will be present for the screening and will be there to meet the audience.

Another great film presented at the festival is Papicha | Don’t know Papicha by Mounia Meddour, distributed by Teodora Film, in theaters in the autumn.

After the film La Bataille de Solférino and the comedy Victoria, director Justine Triet comes to Rome showing her SIBYL, coming soon to theaters with Valmyn Distribution.

While Alice Winocour, still in the wake of being one of the most established authors of new French cinema, already known for Augustine and Maryland (presented at the Rendez-vous festival), brings PROXIMA to the festival.

Nevada Movie
Matthias Schoenaerts (left) as Roman Coleman and Jason Mitchell (right) as Henry in Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s THE MUSTANG, a Focus Features release. Credit : Focus Features

An excellent debut, that of Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, with NEVADA – distributed by Universal Pictures – where there’s an exciting mix between the two American genres: the western and prison movie.

The festival closes on July 6th with NOTRE DAME by Valérie Donzelli, a funny and romantic comedy about a woman who decides to become the architect of her own life once again.

All films are screened in the original version with Italian subtitles. Click here to see the full programme

1 – 6 July 2020

Arena Nuovo Sacher (Largo Ascianghi, 1)

Tickets €5/7

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