London's Rendez-vous With French Cinema, which runs March 29-April 1 at the Curzon Mayfair, will open with Olivier Dahan's Berlinale competitor La Vie En Rose (La Mome). The Edith Piaf biopic stars Marion Cotillard and has already been a box-office hit in France.

The festival closes with a gala screening of Patrice Leconte's My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami), a comedy starring Daneil Auteuil, Dany Boon and Julie Gayet.

Other selections include Alante Kavaite's thriller Fissures (Ecoute Le Temps), Guillaume Canet's multiple Cesar-winning thriller Tell No One (Ne le disa personne), Christophe Honore's drama Dans Paris, Stephane Brize's comedy/drama Not Here To Be Loved (Je ne suis pas la pour etre aime), Alain Resnais' Private Fears In Public Places (Coeurs), Santiago Amigorena's A Few Days In September, Tony Gatlif's Transylvania, the Babluani brothers' Legacy (L'Heritage), Bruno Dumont's Flanders and Xavier Giannoli's The Singer.

Many of the actors and directors are expected to attend the series in London. Rendez-vous also includes masterclasses, meetings, and short-film screenings. Unifrance organises the event in association with the French Embassy, the French Institute in London and the Curzon Mayfair.