The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu (La fille du 14 Juillet)
With director Antonin Peretjatko in person, followed by a reception
France. Dir. Antonin Peretjatko. 2013, 88 mins. U.S. premiere. DCP from Ecce Films. With Vimala Pons, Gregoire Tachnakian. Fast-paced, pun-and-gag-filled, and refreshingly silly, The Rendez-Vous of Déjà Vu, featured at this year’s Director’s Fortnight at Cannes,is a romantic burlesque about a lovelorn museum guard who falls for a woman—a friend of a friend—and tries to win her heart during a beach vacation. A colorful romp filled with digressions including chases, a cops-and-robbers shootout, an absurd retelling of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, and much more, it recalls the freewheeling spirit of the early French New Wave, but is equally inspired by the films of Richard Lester and Monty Python.
This screening is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy NY (frenchculture.org) and MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, a worldwide online festival, with 20 French films in competition; in the U.S., it will take place from January 17 through February 17, 2014, onMyFrenchFilmFestival.com, iTunes, and in selected U.S. cinemas.
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