This edition: March 2004 edition
Original tape date: March 20, 2004.
Rendezvous with French Cinema
What are the signs of spring in New York? Budding trees in Central Park are one measure. Another is the arrival of Rendezvous with French Cinema at Lincoln Center. A broad survey of the best French films from the previous year, the standing room only event is presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance and The French Film Office / Unifrance USA together with The French Cultural Services. Curator Richard Pena and Audiovisual Attache Patrick Renault tell CANAPE about this year's edition.
Anxious exiles waiting in a strange city to escape abroad from the Nazis. A touch of humour, a bit of larceny, and more than a dash of romance mixed with a terrific cast. If that sounds like Casablanca, then you know the appeal of the new French film Bon Voyage. This time the city is Bordeaux, and the stars include Isabelle Adjani and Gerard Depardieu. Director Jean-Paul Rappeneau and lovely actress Virginia Ledoyen chat with CANAPE about the period piece.
Manet & the Sea
Everyone knows Edouard Manet as the first great painter of modern life in 19th century Paris. His urban sensibility influences the work of friends and peers. Perhaps surprising then, but extraordinarily important is his lifelong passion for the sea. A wide ranging exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art explores Manet's fascination with seascapes and harbour scenes, with the ocean's movement and shape. Curator John Zarobell guides CANAPE into Manet's maritime world, its contexts, and its contours.
Richard Peña Director de Programacion del Film Society