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Unifrance Invades Rotterdam

LeBesco-untouchA little over a week ago I received the press release sent out by Rotterdam and Unifrance about the French films at this year’s festival and it arrived exactly a week before the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s release about this year’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, one of my favorite events on the New York film calendar. No coincidence there, just thought I’d mention them both.
One of the films I am especially hoping to catch is Benoît Jacquot‘s latest, L’intouchable, which stars Isild Le Besco. I met the extremely talented Mlle. Le Besco a few years ago when she was being escorted around town for Unifrance USA by a friend of mine, during the Tribeca Film Festival for her directorial debut, Demi-tarif. She also starred in one of my favorite films from 2004’s Rendezvous, Jacquot’s A Tout de Suite, so I am looking forward to this new film about a young woman who runs off to India in search of information about her unknown father who may, or may not, be one of the untouchables, the lowest class in the Indian caste system. Just 25 years old and Le Besco’s got over 30 films under her belt and two as a director two, Mon dieu!

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