A Taste of French Cinema

The Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Desert Film Society are pleased to offer our members 
"A Taste of  Rondez-Vous with French Cinema"  through a partnership with Film at Lincoln Center and UniFrance Films.  All films are subtitled in English, and include virtual Q&As.

Purchase from our website between March 4th and 14th, 
and enjoy four films from this year's collection for the discounted price 
of $9.00 per film (instead of $12). 
If you screen all four of our special film selections, and still crave more, check out Rondez-Vous with French Cinema's complete lineup at Film at Lincoln Center Virtual Cinema. 
Become a member of Film at Lincoln Center and take advantage of a special 20% discount on Rendez-Vous
 and all other March Lincoln Center rentals. Use promo code RDV21FLC. 

Hélier Cisterne's drama, based on a true story set in Algiers, 1956, stars Vincent Lacoste and Vicky Krieps. 

1956. Algeria is a French colony. Fernand and Helene are madly in love. Fernand is an activist, fighting for independence alongside the Algerians. Helene is fighting for Fernand’s life. History will irrevocably change the course of their destiny.


Directed by Farid Bentoumi. Co-produced by legendary Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne.

RED SOIL (Rouge)
Nour, a young nurse, has just been hired at her dad’s chemical factory. Taking care of the infirmary, she uncovers long hidden secrets and arrangements between the syndicates, politicians, and industry leaders. Lies about polluting waste, employees being sick, work accidents... Now the young woman will have to choose between her father or become a whistleblower... 


FESTIVAL DE CANNES • Official Selection 2020      

(Antoinette dans les Cévennes)
Antoinette, a school teacher, is looking forward to her long planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When learning that Vladimir cannot come because his wife organized a surprise trekking holiday in the Cévennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette decides to follow their track, by herself, with Patrick, a protective donkey. 


       Nora Martirosyan’s captivating first feature is as factual as it is timely. 

(Si Le Vent Tombe)
Frenchman Alain, an international auditor, has come to assess the airport in a self-proclaimed republic in the Caucasus, with a view to approving its reopening. Edgar, a local boy, wanders around the airport, involved in a strange trade. The man and the child end up meeting one another...