French actress Nathalie Baye will be the focus of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance’s new series, “Spotlight,” at the Walter Reade Theater in New York. The new event will showcase the work of contemporary French talent and offer audiences the chance to become more familiar with French cinema. With a career spanning three decades, Nathalie Baye has worked with a diverse group of filmmakers from Truffaut and Godard to Spielberg and Chabrol. Kicking off a week of screenings. “Spotlight: Nathalie Baye” will feature an illustrated conversation with the actress about her career on October 15th.
“Her entire career, Nathalie Baye, has been at the cutting edge of French Cinema, working with the most notable of directors as well as emerging talents, such as Xavier Beauvois, with whom she won a César for best actress in his Le Petit Lieutenant,” commented Richard Peña, Program Director at The Film Society of Lincoln Center in a statement. “We are delighted to begin our Spotlight series, which we hope will become our second successful annual series with uniFrance, alongside Rendezvous, with this tribute and personal appearance by a most extraordinary actress.”
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and uniFrance also partner for the jointly programmed Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series held each spring in New York City.