Claude Lelouch’s We Love You, You Bastard to open Hollywood event.
The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) has announced the programme for the 18th Annual City Of Lights, City Of Angels (COLCOA) film festival, set to run from April 21-28.
Tthe festival will present a total of 41 features, including three international premieres, 17 North American or US premieres, 16 West Coast premieres and 20 new shorts.
“COLCOA has become not only a showcase but a brand to promote French films in the US,” said COLCOA executive producer and artistic director François Truffart.
“Diversity remains the main feature of this 18th spectrum of French creativity, and also because American tastes for foreign films are actually quite varied.”
COLCOA will open on April 21 with the North American premiere of Claude Lelouch’s We Love You, You Bastard starring Johnny Hallyday, Sandrine Bonnaire and Eddy Mitchell. The film opens in France this week.
Closing the festival on April 28 are two films that will be announced on opening day.
The line-up includes Dany Boon’s hit Superchondriac, Lucas Belvaux’ romance Not My Type starring Emilie Dequenne and Eric Barbier’s heist film The Last Diamond starring Bérénice Bejo (pictured) and Yvan Attal. Both films screen at COLCOA one week before their release in France.
Entries include Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur, François Ozon’s Young & Beautiful, Cedric Klapisch’s Chinese Puzzle and Catherine Breillat’s Abuse Of Weakness.
Lisa Azuelos’ romance Quantum Love starring Sophie Marceau and François Cluzet is among the roster.
For the seventh year, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association is partnering with COLCOA for the COLCOA Critics Awards. Winners will be announced on closing night.
COLCOA is funded by the FACF, a partnership of the Directors Guild Of America, the Motion Picture Association, France’s Society Of Authors, Composers And Publishers Of Music and the Writers Guild Of America, West with the support of L’ARP (France’s Association Of Authors, Directors And Producers), the CNC, the Los Angeles Film and TV Office of the French Embassy and Unifrance Films.
For the full roster of films and click here.