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Operation Seduction in New York

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- Untouchable opens today at Unifrance's 17th Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York

Operation Seduction in New York

It’s a promotional springboard for films already acquired by American distributors and a prestigious gallery for others yet to be bought for the United States. The Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York, organised by Unifrance and the Lincoln Center Film Society, will this year be celebrated to the tone of triumph for an extatic French cinema industry, after The Artist [+see also:
film review
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interview: Michel Hazanavicius
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]
’s recent success at the Oscars. In fact, it is a second film also bought by The Weinstein Company that will open the event: Untouchable [+see also:
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by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, to be released in May in American cinemas and to be screened in New York in the presence of François Cluzet and its directors.

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Among the 23 feature films that have been selected, eight already have an American distributor. Cohen Media Group has acquired the rights to Farewell, My Queen [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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by Benoit Jacquot and Delicacy [+see also:
trailer
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by the brothers David and Stéphane Foenkinos (a film to close the event), Strand Releasing will distribute 17 Girls [+see also:
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by Delphine et Muriel Coulin and Unforgivable [+see also:
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by André Téchiné, while Kino Lorberha has bought The Well-Digger’s Daughter [+see also:
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by Daniel Auteuil. Also in the programme are Americano [+see also:
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trailer
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by Mathieu Demy (acquired by MPI Media Group), Free Men [+see also:
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by Ismaël Ferroukhi (Film Movement), and A Gang Story [+see also:
trailer
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by Olivier Marchal (The Weinstein Company).

Also on the menu will be films unveiled at Cannes (Pater [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Alain Cavalier
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by Alain Cavalier and The Snows of Kilimandjaro [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Robert Guédiguian
interview: Robert Guédiguian
film profile
]
by Robert Guédiguian), in Venice (Louise Wimmer [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Cyril Mennegun and Guilty [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Vincent Garenq
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by Vincent Garenq), in Locarno (Low Life by Nicolas Klotz, Last Screening [+see also:
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by Laurent Achard, and Smugglers’ Songs [+see also:
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by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche), in Rotterdam (38 témoins [+see also:
trailer
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by Lucas Belvaux and The Screen Illusion by Mathieu Amalric), as well as Des vents contraires [+see also:
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by Jalil Lespert, Ici-bas [+see also:
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by Jean-Pierre Denis, the thriller Une nuit [+see also:
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by Philippe Lefebvre and the animation films Le Tableau [+see also:
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by Jean-François Laguionie and Zarafa [+see also:
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by Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie.

A glamorous delegation of directors and actors is to accompany the films and to include Audrey Tautou, Vincent Lindon and Tahar Rahim among others. For the first time, seven of the programme’s feature films will be screened with Emerging Pictures in over 40 Americam towns, simultaneously with the screenings in New York. Audiences in Los Angeles and Chicago will be able to talk to the films' teams in New York via Skype.

(Translated from French)

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