Write a Film Critique for “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” and Win a Trip to Paris

Francophile film-lovers are about to have their moment in the spotlight.

During the 23rd edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema this March 8-18, UniFrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are organizing a contest called “Salut les Jeunes Critiques,” open to New York film buffs under 40 years old. As cinephiles ourselves, Frenchly is sponsoring the competition.


Critiques should be written in English, a maximum of 800 words, and must be submitted before Friday, March 16 at noon to [email protected]. The author of the best critique will win a round-trip flight from New York to Paris, offered by UniFrance, a free TV5 Monde subscription for one year, and have their review published on three different websites: Frenchly, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and UniFrance. The winning review, chosen by a UniFrance and Film Society of Lincoln Center panel, will be announced March 17th, 2018.

What movie can you choose to review? Any film playing during the festival!  To help you narrow your choices, the festival will be hosting for the first time this year a “Salut les Jeunes” day, on Monday, March 12th, during which four films from the lineup that focus on the experiences of young people will be screened.

Tickets are $17, or $12 for members, students, and seniors. Opening night tickets are $25, or $20 for members, students, and seniors. Special discounts are available for those under 40: there’s a $50 student all-access pass for the duration of the festival, and a $40 all-day pass on “Salut les Jeunes Day” on March 12 for attendees ages 21-40. (Learn more at filmlinc.org.) When you buy the $40 all-day pass for March 12, you also receive a free three-month membership in the Film Society of Lincoln Center New Wave program. If you attend all four screenings that day with your all-day pass, you also get a bottle of Champagne!

Schedule for “Salut les Jeunes Day” on March 12

1:15pm: Montparnasse Bienvenüe / Jeune femme, by Léonor Serraille (2017)

3:30pm: A Paris Education / Mes provinciales, by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (2018)

6:30pm: The Workshop / L’atelier, by Laurent Cantet (2017) with filmmaker in person for Q&A

9:30pm: July Tales / Contes de juillet, by Guillaume Brac (2017)

All films are screened at the Walter Reade Theater (165 W. 65th St).