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ColCoa screens 48 French films

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ColCoa screens 48 French films

The 12th edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival (ColCoa) opens today in Los Angeles and lasts until April 20.

The festival will welcome over 10,000 viewers (75% industry professionals) who will have the chance to discover 48 French films in avant-premiere (28 features and 20 shorts).

Organised by the Franco-American Cultural Fund (a partnership between the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association and Sacem), the event is also sponsored by the ARP (Authors-Directors-Producers) and Unifrance.

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ColCoa is set to be attended by scores of filmmakers and actors, including Cédric Klapisch, Guillaume Canet, Claude Lelouch, Jean Paul Salomé and Florent Siri.

Several US distributors are taking part in the event. These include Strand Releasing with Claude Miller’s A Secret [+see also:
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; Koch Lorber with Eric Rohmer’s The Romance of Astrea and Celadon [+see also:
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and Céline Sciamma’sWater Lilies [+see also:
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(see interview) in partnership with Red Envelope; Film Movement with Eric Guirado’s The Grocer’s Son [+see also:
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(see interview) and Sandrine Bonnaire’s Her Name Is Sabine [+see also:
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; and Music Box Films with Michel Hazanavicius’ OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies [+see also:
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The festival line-up includes Dany Boon’s Welcome to the Land of Shtis [+see also:
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, Klapisch’s Paris [+see also:
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, Abdellatif Kechiche’s The Secret of the Grain [+see also:
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interview: Hafsia Herzi
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, Salomé’s Female Agents [+see also:
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, Siri’s Intimate Enemies [+see also:
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and Lelouch’s Roman de Gare.

French thrillers will also be in the spotlight with Jacques Maillot’s Rivals [+see also:
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, Cédric Anger’s The Killer [+see also:
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, Alfred Lot’s Melody’s Smile [+see also:
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and Nicolas Boukhrief’s Cortex [+see also:
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The varied line-up of comedies includes Jan Kounen’s 99 Francs [+see also:
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, Emmanuel Mouret’s Shall We Kiss? [+see also:
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, Game of Four [+see also:
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by Bruno Dega and Jeanne Leguillou, Gérard Krawczyk’s The Red Inn [+see also:
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and Léa Frazer’s What If...? [+see also:
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Finally, the programme also features Anne Le Ny’s Those Who Remain [+see also:
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, Marc Fitoussi’sLa Vie d'artiste [+see also:
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, Christian Faure’s Behind the Walls and Aurélia Georges’ The Walking Man [+see also:
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.

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(Translated from French)

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