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The disputed landlocked region of Nagorno-Karabakh is an eight-hour drive from the closest airport, but French auditor Alain (Claire Denis’s frequent muse Grégoire Colin) could change this if he determines that the war-torn republic’s inactive Stepanakert Airport can safely reopen. As he spends a week getting to know the locals, Alain discovers an area struggling to rebuild itself two decades after a fragile ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and realizes that his regulatory decision could seal the global fate of a society on the verge of disappearance. Brought to life by a lively ensemble cast and a compassionate performance from Colin, this Cannes 2020 selection announces a sharp and forward-thinking new voice in Nora Martirosyan.


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​.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
    French, Armenian, Russian
  • Country
    France, Armenia, Belgium
  • Director
    Nora Martirosyan