25 August 2009 9:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Toronto -- Gaul continues to bless America with films, but a slew of French titles await U.S. deals going into the Toronto International Film Festival.

Only 14 of the 31 French films bound for Toronto have U.S. distribution, according to national promotion agency Unifrance.

"Amelie" director Jean-Pierre Jeunet will debut his weapons comedy "Micmacs A Tire-Larigot" as a gala at Roy Thomson Hall ahead of an October Gallic release by Warner Bros. France, but has yet to line up theatrical distribution stateside.

French sales agents will also be in Toronto to shop Francois Ozon's "Le Refuge," Claire Denis' "White Material" and Israeli director Amos Gitai's "Carmel," an Israel-France co-production, and Gaspar Noe's "Enter The Void."

And in the high-profile Special Presentations sidebar, French titles up for grabs include Christian Carion's "Farewell," "Hadewijch," by Bruno Dumont, Jean-Marie et Arnaud Larrieu's "Les Derniers jours du monde," and "London River, »

- By Etan Vlessing

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