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French touch charms New York

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Three weeks after its Berlin screening, Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose [+see also:
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will open the 12th Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Today at New York’s Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, in the presence of the director and lead actress Marion Cotillard.

The Unifrance event, which is being held until March in three cinemas in the Big Apple, will host the US premiere of 16 French features.

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The programme includes box office smash hits, such as Guillaume Canet’s thriller Tell No One [+see also:
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(winner of four Cesars last Saturday, see news) and comedies Eric Lartigau’s I Do! [+see also:
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and Francis Veber’sThe Valet [+see also:
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It also features titles acclaimed at Cannes and Venice last year, such as Bruno Dumont’s Jury Grand prize-winner Flanders [+see also:
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(see article and interview), Xavier Giannoli’s The Singer [+see also:
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(see article), Denis Dercourt’s The Page Turner [+see also:
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interview: Denis Dercourt
interview: Michel Saint-Jean
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(see Focus), Benoît Jacquot’s The Untouchable [+see also:
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(see news), Patrick Grandperret’s Murderers [+see also:
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(see article) and Christophe Honoré’s Inside Paris [+see also:
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(see article).

Other screenings include Philippe Lioret’s surprise hit Don’t Worry, I’m Fine [+see also:
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with Shooting Star Mélanie Laurent (see interview), Julie GavrasBlame It on Fidel [+see also:
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, Catherine Corsini’s Ambitious [+see also:
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, directing duo Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold’s One to Another [+see also:
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, Zabou Breitman’s The Man of My Life [+see also:
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and Sandrine Veysset’s Countdown.

Directors making their way to New York include Canet, Dumont, Dercourt, Jacquot, Giannoli, Lartigau, Isild Le Besco, Lioret, Grandperret and Corsini.

Numerous French sales agents and producers complete the delegation, in particular StudioCanal, EuropaCorp and Pyramide.

In 2006, the US market accounted for €75m in box office revenue and 14m admissions, representing a quarter of international revenue for French films.

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(Translated from French)

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