RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA
THE INTOUCHABLES (INTOUCHABLES)
Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, 2011, France; 112m
A phenomenon in France, where it shattered box-office records to become the second most successful film of all time, The Intouchables tells the true story of the unlikely friendship between a handicapped white millionaire (François Cluzet) and his unconventional Senegalese caretaker (breakout star Omar Sy). A Weinstein Company release.
*In person: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache and François Cluzet
The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11.