IFC Entertainment has acquired US rights to the French dramas Private Fears In Public Places and Dans Paris.

Both titles will go out through IFC's day-and-date distribution venture IFC First Take, with Private Fears set for Apr 13 and Dans Paris scheduled to open in late summer.

'French cinema maintains a large following in America and we are proud to have two of the finest recent productions in next quarter's slate,' IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring said.

Alain Resnais' Private Fears In Public Places won the 2006 Silver Lion for best director at Venice and charts the fortunes of six lovelorn characters in Paris.

Laura Morante, Lambert Wilson, Pierre Arditi, Isabelle Carre, Andre Dussollier and Sabine Azema star.

Dans Paris was written and directed by Christophe Honore and recently screened at the Rendez-vous With French Cinema festival in New York City. It stars Romain Duris and Louis Garrel as grown-up brothers with divergent attitudes to love who live with their sardonic father.

IFC negotiated the Private Fears In Public Places deal with StudioCanal's Saya Huddleston and Muriel Sauzay, and with Gemini Films' Elisabeth Perlie for Dans Paris.