Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER, acclaimed French director André Téchiné’s headline-making real life thriller starring Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve and Adèle Haenel.  A selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, May 15 (Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center) followed by a national roll-out.

French Riviera, 1976.  Young divorcée Agnès Le Roux (recent César Best Actress winner Adèle Haenel) falls for shady lawyer Maurice Agnelet (Tell No One director Guillaume Canet, soon to be seen in the new Stephen Frears film Icon), allowing him to manipulate her into handing the casino run by her mother Renée (Catherine Deneuve), over to the mob.  The subsequent disappearance of Agnès, her body never found, and Maurice’s emigration to Panama with her money convinces Renée that he has murdered her, and so she swears to see justice served.  Thirty years on, Maurice Agnelet remains the prime suspect in a murder case with no body and no proof of his guilt.  Téchiné’s atmospheric recounting of the real-life Affaire Le Roux, which recently made headline news again, features a regal turn from Deneuve and further evidence of Haenel’s versatility and remarkable talent.

IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER marks André Téchiné’s seventh collaboration with Catherine Deneuve following Hotel des Amérigues, Scene of the Crime, My Favorite Season, Thieves, Changing Times and The Girl on the Train. One of the most respected French directors of the last three decades, Téchiné began his film career as a critic for Cahiers du Cinéma and has been honored with retrospectives around the world. In conjunction with the release of IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER, IFC Center will be presenting “Deneuve x 8,” a series celebrating the iconic star through eight of her most memorable performances, including in Mr. Téchiné’s Scene of the Crime.

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