Moritz De Hadeln hasunveiled the first four titles of the New Montreal Filmfest, which opens onSept 18 with the North American premiere of Cedric Klapish's Les PoupeesRusses.
The picture follows up onthe 2002 romantic comedy L'Auberge Espagnole and reunites Audrey Tautou, Cecile de France, RomainDuris, and Kelly Reilly.
Meanwhile there are worldpremieres for Claude Lelouch's comedy-drama Le Courage D'Aimer starring Mathilde Seigner and Michel Leeb, and LucPicard's comedy L'Audition, whichstars Picard and Suzanne Clement.
Christian Carion's wartime JoyeuxNoel starring Diane Kruger, DanielBruhl and Guillaume Canet also receives its North American premiere.
De Hadeln's selectioncommittee is currently screening submissions ahead of the inaugural event,which is scheduled to run from Sept 18-25.
As previously announced,French filmmaker Michel Deville will receive the Iris Hommage for lifeachievement, and a retrospective of his work will screen during the festival.
Last month the Festival duNouveau Cinema (FNC), which takes place Oct 13 to 23, announced that it wouldhost Quebec premieres of the Dardenne brothers' L'Enfant and Lars Von Trier's Manderlay among others.
Meanwhile the World FilmFestival will take place in Montreal from Aug 26 to Sept 5.