In a nice twist of timing, Films Distribution comes to Cannes this year with a pair of past masterpieces and a companion piece from a current master.

The company recently acquired Albert Lamorisse's classic The Red Balloon which won a Palme d'Or and an Oscar in 1956 and 1957 respectively. Alongside it is Wild Stallion, Lamorisse's earlier film which also took a Cannes prize in 1953. Both films are screening in the Fortnight.

And, although it was a late addition to the festival's line up, Hou Hsiao-Hsien's wink to Red Balloon, Flight Of The Red Balloon, will open Un Certain Regard.

Other films of note on the company's line up include competition title Tehilim by Raphael Nadjari and Celine Sciamma's debut feature Water Lillies in Un Certain Regard. Films Distribution principle Nicolas Brigaud-Robert feels confident that the story of the sexual awakening of a group of girls will strike a chord with buyers.

Also in the Fortnight are Gael Morel's Apres Lui with Catherine Deneuve and Nicolas Klotz's Heartbeat Detector.

Rounding out the line up in the market are Ferzan Ozpetek's Saturno Contro with Stefano Accorsi and such Berlin titles as Michel Spinosa's Anna M., Yu Li's Lost In Beijing and Rodolphe Marconi's Lagerfeld Confidential.