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Foreign films rarely seen here on display

Feb. 10, 2005 at 12:16 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Foreign films that ordinarily get little U.S. play are represented in the now-showing fifth annual Film Comment Selects series in New York.

Two Cannes prize winners got the 22-film slate under way Thursday -- the French director Olivier Assayas's "Clean" and the South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy,"

"Clean," which won the Cannes best actress award last year for Maggie Cheung, is the jumpy story of a tough-talking drug addict trying to regain her young son's trust.

"Oldboy," described by the New York Times as a "feverish, mind-twisting revenge tale adapted from a Japanese comic book," won the Cannes best director prize.

The series includes two films starring the French actress Isabelle Huppert, "La Mere" and "Deux."

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