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Film Series : Jacques Becker

Rendezvous in July

Rendez-vous en juillet

1949, Jacques Becker, France, 99 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jan 5th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 10th 6:00pm

"Superabundant in charm, wit and soul."--Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

No film better captures the ferment of postwar Paris, a youthful outburst of pent-up
ambition, idealism, and artistic and sexual exploration, hatched in sidewalk cafés,
smoky Latin Quarter dives, and bohemian apartments. This high-spirited comedy-
drama centers on a quintet of twentyish Parisians, variously interconnected by blood,
love, friendship, and artistic interests: Julien (Daniel Gélin), an aspiring ethnographic
filmmaker; his best friend Roger (Maurice Ronet), an unemployed cinematographer
moonlighting as a jazz trumpeter; Roger's girlfriend Thérèse, a talented actress;
Julien's girlfriend Christine, an untalented actress who uses sex to get ahead; and her
brother François, an aspiring playwright with designs on Thérèse. In French with
English subtitles. New 2K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

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