French filmmaker Jean-Paul Rouve's Sans Arme, Ni Haine, Ni Violence will make its North American premiere in competition at the third Festival du Film de Tremblant.

The film, in which Rouve portrays the mastermind of France's most sensational bank robbery, opened in France in April through Warner Bros. Rouve present the film at the festival, which is held in the Quebec ski resort of Mont Tremblant north of Montreal.

The other seven films in competition, all North American premieres, include 24 Mesures with Benoit Magimel (France, Canada); How About You', featuring Vanessa Redgrave and Brenda Blethyn (Ireland); La Sangre Illuminada (Mexico); Les Liens Du Sang, with Francois Cluzet and Guillaume Canet (France), Gianni Zanasi's Non Pensarci (Italy), Brian Petersen's Coyote (US) and Not By Chance, starring Rodrigo Santoro (Brazil).

The festival will present a further ten North American premieres including Brazilian filmmakers Guilherme de Almeida Prado's Whatever Happened To Dulce Veiga'; Les Femmes De L'Ombre, starring Sophie Marceau and Julie Depardieu; Manuale D'Amore 2 with Monica Bellucci; Le Grand Alibi with Miou-Miou and Lambert Wilson; and Rabbit Without Ears starring Til Schweiger.

The jury is headed by French director Gerard Krawczyk (Fanfan La Tulipe, Taxi) and includes Quebecois actresses Anne-Marie Cadieux and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Don't Mess With The Zohan), Quebec filmmaker Lyne Charlebois, Sofia Sondervan, head of Sony Pictures BMG, French actor Laurent Lucas (Maman Est Chez Le Coiffeur, With A Friend Like Harry) and Mark Lindsay, president of Kimmel International.