The Arena Nuovo Sacher will host Rendez-Vous 2023
The 13th-edition of Rendez-vous, the festival dedicated to new French cinema, will be held in Rome and will then make stops, with special sections and guests, at the Cineteca in Bologna, the Cinema Massimo in Turin, and the Institut Français in Milan and Palermo. In the capital it runs from March 29th to April 3rd, 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 is the most important Italian film event dedicated to French cinema; it was born from an initiative of the French Embassy in Italy, and is co-organized by the Institut français Italia and Unifrance, the French cinema and audio-visual promotion agency in the world. As always, the festival benefits from the support of BNL BNP Paribas, the Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati – the Franco-Italian foundation for contemporary creation -, the Hotel Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, and France 24. The artistic direction is entrusted to Vanessa Tonnini.
Guest of honor of this 13th edition is an icon of international cinema: ISABELLE HUPPERT.
OPENING MOVIE | Mon Crime | by François Ozon
The opening film of the 13th edition of Rendez-vous is MON CRIME (which literally translates as ‘my crime’) by François Ozon, a police comedy with an extraordinary cast: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luchini, Dany Boon and André Dussolier. The director, accompanied by the main performer, Nadia Tereszkiewicz, will present the film – in its Italian premiere – on March 29 in Rome at the Cinema Nuovo Sacher.
Based on a 1934 play by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil, Ozon’s twenty-second feature is a sophisticated police comedy that stages daring, bizarre and unexpected situations enriched by sharp dialogues and a fast pace. The story takes place in enchanting 1930s Paris where Actress Madeleine Verdier – young, beautiful, penniless and talentless – gets accused of the murder of a famous producer. With the help of Pauline, her best friend and unemployed lawyer, Madeleine is acquitted in self-defence. Thus begins a new life of glory and success, as a feminist icon, until the truth comes out…
LA SYNDICALISTE | by Jean-Paul Salomé
La Syndicaliste is a French drama film directed by Jean-Paul Salome. The movie tells the story Maureen (Isabelle Huppert), a union representative who struggles to balance her personal life and her dedication to fighting for workers’ rights. Maureen finds herself shifting from a victim to a suspect amidst state secrets and intense pressures from politics and industry. Based on the book by journalist, Caroline Michel-Aguirre.
In theatres this fall with I WONDER PICTURE.
REVOIR PARIS | by Alice Winocour
The director, Alice Winocour, will be making a special appearance at Cinema Nuovo Sacher in Rome to present the Italian premiere of her latest film, REVOIR PARIS. The movie is a powerful portrayal of a woman’s journey to rebuild her life after surviving a violent attack. Through the film’s narrative, Winocour draws a parallel between personal memory and collective experience, telling the story of the awakening of a community and a city, Paris. Inspired by her brother’s survival of the Bataclan attack in 2015.
In theatres with MOVIES INSPIRED starting June 15th.
VIENS JE T’EMMÈNE | by Alain Guiraudie
Alain Guiraudie, the director known for his irreverent and poetic style, is back with a choral comedy featuring an endearing anti-hero and a prostitute who turns her sexuality into a social act. Through his intelligent filmmaking, Guiraudie cleverly satirizes our fears and societal paranoia, ultimately delivering a film that celebrates life and pleasure. The cast comprises: Jean-Charles Clichet, Noémie Lvovsky, and Iliès Kadri.
In theatres with SATINE FILM from April.
All films are screened in the original version with Italian subtitles.
29 March – 3 April 2023
Arena Nuovo Sacher (Largo Ascianghi, 1)