The US premiere of Claude Lelouch's thriller Roman De Gare will open the 13th Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York on Feb 29.

Fanny Ardant stars opposite Dominique Pinon as a bestselling author who is questioned by the police over similarities between her novels and the activities of a serial killer. Audrey Dana is currently nominated for a Cesar newcomer award for her performance.

Samuel Goldwyn Films holds US rights and has scheduled a spring release under the US title Crossed Tracks.

Rendez-Vous will screen 15 films - all of them US premieres - from Feb 29-Mar 9.