Fledgling US distributorFilms Philos has acquired Christian Carion's directorial debut TheGirl From Paris (Une Hirondelle AFait Le Printemps) for NorthAmerican release in spring 2003. The story centres on a young woman'sefforts to start over as a farmer in the French Alps and is told from theperspective of the girl and the aging farmer who sells her the farm. TheGirl From Paris stars MathildeSeigner, whose credits include Alias Betty and With A Friend Like Harry, and Michel Serrault, the acting legend from Nelly & MonsieurArnaud and La Cage Aux Folles. The picture was a hit in France and received twoCesar nominations.

The Girl From Paris will open in New York next spring prior to a limitedmetropolitan run. Films Philos' only previous foreign languageacquisition was German film-maker Faith Akin's romantic comedy In July.