‘Western’ goes to New Yorker

1997 Cannes winner to debut March 27 in NY

NEW YORK — New Yorker Films has picked up the rights to Manuel Poirier’s “Western,” winner of the grand jury prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

The French-language story of two foreigners on the road in Western France will open the New Directors/New Films series March 27 at the Museum of Modern Art here. “Western,” which stars Sergi Lopez, Sacha Bourdo and Elisabeth Vitali, will be released theatrically July 24 in New York and Los Angeles.

Also on the New Yorker slate are:

  • Brigitte Rouan’s “Post Coitum,” the story of a middle-age married woman who turns her world upside down that bows Friday in New York and March 20 in Los Angeles;

  • Robert Guediguian’s “Marius and Jeannette,” a tale of unlikely lovers starring Ariane Ascaride and Gerard Meylan that opens the “Rendez-Vous With French Cinema Today” series at the Walter Reade Theater on Friday and debuts theatrically in New York on April 24;

  • Nitzan Aviram’s “Healing by Killing,” an exploration of the role of doctors and psychiatrists in Nazi Germany that debuts April 22 in Gotham; and

  • “Point of Order,” a re-release of a film directed by Emile de Antonio and Daniel Talbot about the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings that will open April 3 in New York.

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