Rendez-vous – French Film Festival in Rome 2022

Rendez-vous - French Film Festival in Rome 2022

The Arena Nuovo Sacher will host Rendez-Vous 2022

The 12th-edition of Rendez-vous, the festival dedicated to new French cinema, will be held in Rome (with special selections at the Cineteca di Bologna and the Cinema Massimo in Turin and at Institut Français in Naples) from March 30th to April 4th, at the Arena Nuovo Sacher. The program allows local audiences to explore contemporary French cinema in all its diversity, from arthouse to mainstream films.

The most important Italian film event dedicated to French cinema was born from an initiative of the French Embassy in Italy, and is organized by the Institut français Italia, co-organized with Unifrance, the French cinema and audiovisual promotion agency in the world. Official sponsor of the event, for the twelfth consecutive year, will be BNL BNP Paribas.

The focus of this edition is on a series of atypical directors, real outsiders, with an unmistakable style that has made them the undisputed protagonists of French cinema. Among them Armaud Desplechin, Laurent Cantet, and Stéphane Brizè.

OPENING MOVIE | Ouistreham | by Emmanuel Carrère

Rendez-vous - Festival del nuovo cinema Francese 2022

The twelfth edition of the Rendez-vous festival opens on March 30 at the Arena Nuovo Sacher with Ouistreham, the long-awaited return to the direction of the famous writer Emmanuel Carrère. This is the successful adaptation of the best seller by the journalist Florence Aubenas, the novel-inquiry on the world of precarious workers on ferryboats crossing the British Channel, engaged in cleaning companies. Juliette Binoche is the main character: with her, are a sensational cast of non-professional actresses – emblem of a peripheral France, strongly affected by the economic crisis.

The film, distributed in Italy by TEODORA FILM, will be released in Italian cinemas on 7 April 2022.

ARTHUR RAMBO | by Laurent Cantet

Rendez-vous - French Film Festival in Rome 2022

On 1st of April at the Arena Nuovo Sacher, director Laurent Cantet, winner of Golden Palm prize at Cannes will present his eighth feature, Arthur Rambo: inspired by a true story, telling the rise, glory and fall of a young writer militant in the era of social media.

The film, distributed in Italy by KITCHEN FILM, will be released in Italian cinemas on 28 April 2022.

UN AUTRE MONDE | by Stéphane Brizè 

Rendez-vous - French Film Festival in Rome 2022

On Friday, April 1st, the Arena Nuovo Sacher in Rome will host director Stéphane Brizet presenting, together with actress Sandrine Kiberlain, Un autre monde, the last chapter of the trilogy dedicated to the world of work (after The law of the market and In guerra). A new proof of the director’s political cinema, characterized by a naturalistic and time deeply human approach.

The film distributed in Italy by MOVIES INSPIRED will be released in Italian cinemas on 1st April 2022.

TROMPERIE | by Armaud Desplechin

Rendez-vous - French Film Festival in Rome 2022

On 2 April, Tromperie, the film directed by Armaud Desplechin, based on Philip Roth’s book, will be screened in the Arena Nuovo Sacher. The director along with his muse, and the actress of the film, Emmanuelle Devos will be present. The feature film is a tribute to love that does not lose sight of the power of words and sensuality.

The film, distributed in Italy by NOMAD No.Mad Entertainment, will be released in Italian cinemas on 21st April 2022.

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


30 March – 4 April 2022

Arena Nuovo Sacher (Largo Ascianghi, 1)

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