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Laissez-Passer opens 6th LA French film festival

Bertrand Tavernier's Laissez-Passer (Safe Passage), which played in competition at the Berlin International FilmFestival, will have its US premiere kicking off the sixth annual City OfLights, City Of Angels Film Festival in Los Angeles on April 8.

The film, for which JacquesGamblin was named best actor at Berlin, will be introduced by Tavernier. Fundedby the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a collaborative effort between theDirectors Guild Of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers GuildOf America (west) and France's Society Of Authors, Composers And EditorsOf Music (SACEM), the festival continues until April 13 and screens a futhernine new French films. It is co-sponsored and co-programmed by L'ARP andsupported by the French Consulate in Los Angeles, SACD and Unifrance.

Among the other films onshow are Coline Serreau's Chaos, Claude Miller's Betty Fisher Et Autres Histoires, Patrick Alessandrin's 15 Aout (aka Weekend Break), Jean-Pierre Ameris' C'Est La Vie, Pitof's Vidocq and Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzard and MichelDebats' Traveling Birds.

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