The Franco-American Cultural Fund on Tuesday announced the line-up for 19th COLCOA French Film Festival, set to run in West Hollywood from April 20-28.
The event will kick off with the North American Premiere of Yann Gozlan’s thriller A Perfect Man (pictured) starring Pierre Niney and Ana Girardot and close with a yet-to-be-announced feature and the international premiere of Erick Zonca’s television competition selection White Soldier.
The expanded nine-day event will showcase a record 68 films, of which three are world premieres, seven international premieres, 14 North American or US Premieres and 16 West Coast premieres.
The feature category includes the world premiere of Clovis Cornillac’s rom-com Blind Date and the international premieres of Emmanuel Mouret’s rom-com Caprice and Elodie Namer’s The Tournament.
COLCOA will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Film Noir Series with Jean Dujardin’s new film The Connection directed by Cédric Jimenez, Frédéric Tellier’s SK1 and Next Time, I’ll Aim For The Heart by Cédric Anger.
Three additional North American premieres comprise the first COLCOA Television programme, presented in association with TV France International and TITRATVS: Jean-Philippe Amar’s Blue Pills; Dante Desarthe’s Ponzi’s Scheme and Bourlem Guerdjou’s Head Up.
“We decided to initiate a mixed programme of selections made for both cinema and television, one of the first in the United States, not only because of the evolution of the market, the industry and film viewers’ habits, but also because American directors, writers and now distributors – who are an invaluable part of our audience – are involved in both fields,” said COLCOA executive producer and artistic director François Truffart.
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