The American Film Institute (AFI), The French-American CulturalFoundation, La Maison Francaise and the National Gallery of Art have launchedthe First Annual DC French Film Festival C'est Chic: New Films From France.

Running from Oct 12-28 at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Centerin Silver Spring, Maryland, the event will feature latest work from ClaudeChabrol and Chris Marker, as well as upcoming filmmakers Anne Villaceque andanimator Michel Ocelot, and work from international stars like Nathalie Baye.

The event will open with Jerome Cornuau's The Tiger Brigades, and continues with Chabrol's ComedyOf Power (L'IvresseDu Pouvoir), Marker's TheCase Of The Grinning Cat(Chats Perches), andXavier Beauvois' The Little Lieutenant (Le Petit Lieutenant) starring Baye.

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