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FESTIVALS France

French touch in Hollywood

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The 10th edition of the City Of Lights, City Of Angels Festival (April 2-9) in Los Angeles kicked off last Monday with Francis Veber’s The Valet [+see also:
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Organised by the French-American Cultural Funds (SACEM, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, MPA), with the support of the ARP , Unifrance and the French embassy in the United States, the event is an opportunity for French cinema to promote itself after a year in which French films beat their previous box office records in the US (€125m).

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Attending this year’s festival are filmmakers Michael Mann and Taylor Hackford, who have come to discover French production as representatives of the US director’s union.

The line-up includes 18 features and a programme of shorts (accompanied by a delegation of actors and filmmakers), most notably Orchestra Seats [+see also:
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by Danièle Thompson, Gabrielle [+see also:
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by Patrice Chéreau, Heading South [+see also:
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interview: Laurent Cantet
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by Laurent Cantet, How Much Do You Love Me? by Bertrand Blier and La Fille du juge by William Karel.

Industry professionals and general audiences will also be able to enjoy Royal Palace! by Valérie Lemercier, Housewarming [+see also:
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by Brigitte Roüan, La Boîte noire by Richard Berry, In His Hands [+see also:
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by Anne Fontaine, Grey Souls [+see also:
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by Yves Angelo, Papa by Maurice Barthélemy, Edy by Stéphane Guerin, Sky Fighters by Gérard Pirès, Love is in the Air by Rémi Bezançon, Locked Out [+see also:
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by Albert Dupontel, Not Here to Be Loved [+see also:
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by Stéphane Brizé, and Ces jours heureux by Eric Tolédano and Olivier Nakache.

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(Translated from French)

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