In its 10th manifestation, Lincoln Center's annual buffet of Gallic entrées presents, among other things, a distinct vision of how internationally engaged French cinema is in contrast to larger, more self-involved industries. The majority of the 17 films culled from last year's releases—including those by familiar big guns like Claire Denis, Olivier Assayas, Benoît Jacquot, and André Téchiné—routinely hop continents; many of them take immigrational frisson as their landing zone. Perhaps more than that, the series generates a high-beam glare from France's current load of star amperage (as opposed to mere fame)—nowhere as... More >>>