The Gilles Bourdos-directed Renoir debuted in Un Certain Regard at Cannes last year where Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired it for the States. It’s been dated for a March 29 release, but before that Renoir will screen at the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema which kicks off tonight in New York. Celebrating its 18th year, the Rendez-Vous, presented by Unifrance and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will screen 21 movies including A Lady In Paris with Jeanne Moreau, François Ozon’s In The House and tonight’s opener, Populaire which The Weinstein Co. has in the U.S. Renoir is set on the Côte d’Azur in 1915 and centers on Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Jean Renoir and the woman who becomes the painter’s model and the filmmaker’s lover. Veteran French actor Michel Bouquet stars with Vincent Rottiers and Christa Theret. The trailer is below; click over for the Rendez-Vous promo:
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UPDATE: Eugene Hernandez and Film Society of Lincoln Center have confirmed his move. He tells me that he’ll keep the blog he writes for IndieWire and will help them find a new editor. He’ll start the new job November 1.
EXCLUSIVE: In a blow to the indie film website IndieWire, co-founder and editor-in-chief Eugene Hernandez is leaving to join the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he’ll become director of Digital Strategy. I’m told that Hernandez will be responsible for building out the digital platforms for both the magazine Film Comment and also for the FSLC’s own website. Hernandez, a festivals fixture, co-founded IndieWire in 1996. The site got a boost when it added my former Variety colleague Todd McCarthy, who writes columns and criticism and works alongside chief critic Eric Kohn. Rumors of Hernandez’s pending exit made the rounds at Toronto, but I’m told it’ll be made official before Film Society of Lincoln Center kicks off its New York Film Festival tomorrow night with the premiere of the David Fincher-directed The Social Network.