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French production shines at Hollywood's COLCOA French Film and Series Festival

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- 55 films and series, including 19 North American premieres, on the menu for the 25th edition of the festival, which runs from 1 to 7 November

French production shines at Hollywood's COLCOA French Film and Series Festival
France by Bruno Dumont

The North American premiere of Emmanuel Carrère's Between Two Worlds [+see also:
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 will open next Monday (in association with Cohen Media) the 25th edition of the COLCOA French Film and Series Festival, which will take place in its physical version from 1 to 7 November in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild of America (DGA), and which will be closed by Xavier Giannoli's Lost Illusions [+see also:
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and Arthur Harari's Onoda - 10,000 Nights in the Jungl [+see also:
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e, both of which will have their North American premiere.

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In total, more than 30 films will be nominated for the COLCOA Cinema Awards, six of which will be screened in advance of their US release: Bruno Dumont's France [+see also:
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(in association with Kino Lorber), Patrick Imbert's animated title The Summit of the Gods [+see also:
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 (Netflix), Jean-Christophe Meurisse's Blood Oranges [+see also:
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(Dark Star Pictures), Danielle Arbid's Simple Passion [+see also:
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(Strand Releasing), Pierre Pinaud's The Rose Maker [+see also:
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(Music Box Films), and Nicolas Maury's My Best Part [+see also:
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(Altered Innocence).

Two previously released films are also in the running: Titane [+see also:
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by Julia Ducournau (Neon Films) and The Mad Women's Ball [+see also:
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by Mélanie Laurent (Amazon Studios). The competition is completed by the international premiere of Audrey Estrougo's Suprêmes [+see also:
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and 12 other North American premieres: Yann Gozlan's Black Box [+see also:
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, Stéphane Brizé's Another World [+see also:
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, Joachim Lafosse's The Restless [+see also:
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, Elie Grappe's Olga [+see also:
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, Carine Tardieu's The Young Lovers [+see also:
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, Constance Meyer's Robust [+see also:
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, Martin Bourboulon's Eiffel [+see also:
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, Love Songs for Tough Guys [+see also:
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by Samuel Benchétrit, A Night Doctor [+see also:
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by Elie Wajeman, French Tech [+see also:
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by Bruno Podalydès, Lovers [+see also:
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by Nicole Garcia (to whom a focus will also be devoted on 4 November in her presence) and Old Fashioned [+see also:
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by Antonin Peretjatko.

Also on the competitive menu are A Tale of Love and Desire [+see also:
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by Leyla Bouzid, Magnetic Beats [+see also:
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by Vincent Maël Cardona, The Big Hit by Emmanuel Courcol, Gagarin [+see also:
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interview: Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Tr…
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by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, Bye Bye Morons [+see also:
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 by Albert Dupontel, Ibrahim [+see also:
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by Samir Guesmi, Night Ride [+see also:
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by Frédéric Farucci, and Love Affair(s) [+see also:
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by Emmanuel Mouret.

A competition of seven documentaries is also on show with North American premieres for Philippe Béziat's Gallant Indies [+see also:
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, Aïssa Maïga's Above Water [+see also:
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, Christophe Cognet's From Where They Stood [+see also:
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, Jacques Loeuille's Birds of America [+see also:
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and Yves Jeuland's TV production Montand est à nous (All About Yves Montand), as well as Sébastien Lifshitz's Little Girl [+see also:
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and Charlotte Gainsbourg's Jane by Charlotte [+see also:
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.

Also to be noted are five TV films, seven series (including Germinal and L'Opéra), 19 short films and several panels (Happy Hour Talks) with, among others, producer Philippe Martin and composer Amine Bouhafa, for an edition of the festival that will pay tribute (with screenings) this year to the late Bertrand Tavernier, Jean-Claude Carrière and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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