The 22th edition of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films' celebrated annual series showcasing the variety and vitality of contemporary French filmmaking will be presented March 1 - 12, 2017. All films are screened at the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th Street, New York City). Below are reviews of the films we were able to screen. For more information and tickets, visit filmlinc.org.
Movies listed by first screening date and time.
Heal the Living
A very fine French film about death, organ donation, and the importance of illness narratives.
Screenings: Thursday, March 2, 6:30 pm and Friday, March 3, 1:45 pm
A heart-affecting and inventive drama about war, grief, forgiveness, and the healing powers of art.
Screenings: Thursday, March 2, 9:15 pm and Sunday, March 11, 1:00 pm
The Together Project
A French/Icelandic romantic comedy about love, swimming pools, and the yearning to be rescued.
Screenings: Friday, March 3, 4:00 pm and Thursday, March 9, 2:00 pm
A riveting French social justice drama about a courageous female whistleblower who discovered the health hazards of a diet drug.
Screenings: Saturday, March 4, 3:15 pm and Monday, March 6, 4:15 pm
In the Forest of Siberia
A French film about a burnt-out man who spends some prime time in the
wilderness of Siberia seeking the insights of solitude.
Screenings: Sunday, March 5, 1:00 pm and Thursday, March 9, 4:00 pm
Journey to Greenland
The cross-cultural journey of two long-time friends visiting one of their fathers in a remote Inuit village.
Screenings: Tuesday, March 7, 4:30 pm and Wednesday, March 8, 6:45 pm
A look into the emotional fireworks that emerge when a band of stressed out soldiers from Afghanistan arrive for some R & R in Cyprus.
Screenings: Thursday, March 9, 9:00 pm and Friday, March 10, 4:15 pm
Right Here, Right Now
A French film that excoriates a firm that specializes in mergers and takeovers and reveals the toxic nature of secrets.
Screenings: Friday, March 10, 9:30 pm and Sunday, March 12, 5:45 pm