By Eugene Hernandez | Indiewire October 8, 2008 at 6:57AM
Agnes Jaoui's "Let It Rain" has been acquired by IFC Films, the company announced today, ahead of the French film's North American premiere this week at the New York Film Festival. The company is planning a day-and-date release via its IFC In Theaters platform next year.
The film, set in the South of France, features Jaoui as a feminist novelist pondering politics as she returns to her family's summer home. As she works to resolve issues with the family business, she becomes the subject of a documentary. Following Jaoui's acclaimed "The Taste of Others" and "Look At Me," the film mark's her third film with Jean-Pierre Bacri.
"Agnes Jaoui is at the top of her game," said IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring, in a statement. "She has established herself not only as one of our most sophisticated directors, but also gives a performance of rare wit, matched every step of the way by the incredible Jean-Pierre Bacri and Jamel Debbouze."
The deal gives IFC three French films at NYFF '08, including Arnaud Desplechin's "A Christmas Tale" and Olivier Assayas's "Summer Hours." The company's Arianna Bocco brokered the deal with Harold van Lier and Anna Marsh from StudioCanal.
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