TheCognac Festival du Film Policier has released its line-up for the 21st editionset to take place April 10-13. The festival is devoted to the 'policier' ordetective/crime genre and this year will see French actor Vincent Lindon headup the main jury.
France's Mais Qui a Tue Pamela Rose byEric Lartigau will raise the curtain on April 10 with Canada's Crime Spree from director Brad Mirman - and starring HarveyKeitel, Gerard Depardieu and Johnny Hallyday - doing closing honors on April13.
Thefeature competition includes La Caja 507 from Spain's Enrique Urbizu; Corps a Corps by François Hanss and Arthur-Emmanuel Pierreof France and starring Emmanuelle Seigner and Philippe Torreton; theUSA's Emmett's Mark directed byKeith Snyder; The Man In White fromJapan's Takashi Miike; Al Pacino and Colin Farrell-starrer The Recruit from Roger Donaldson; Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance from Korea's Park Chan-Wook; and A New Russian by Russia's Pavel Longuine.
Alongsidethe feature competition are several sidebars including one for new talententitled 'Sang Neuf' (new blood), a short film section and a telefilmsection. For the fourth year in a row, a jury composed of police officersand detectives will award a prize in the main competition.
An homage to crime novelistGeorges Simenon will mark one of the festival's highlights on the 100thanniversary of his birth.