A Week of French Films in Hollywood
City of Lights, City of Angels
UPDATE: Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 COLCOA Awards, including “Deep in the Woods,” which was awarded the LAFCA Critics Award; “Service Entrance,” which received the COLCOA Audience Award; and “Weekend,” which won the Short Film Competition.
See our exclusive video interview with Director Francois Truffart of the COLCOA French Film Festival at the kick-off party.
See our exclusive video interview with filmmaker Maurice Barthélémy at the 2011 COLCOA French Film Festival for the world premiere of Low Cost.
See our exclusive video interview with writer/director Bertrand Blier at the 2011 COLCOA French Film Festival.
See our exclusive video interview with actor/director Dany Boon at the 2011 COLCOA French Film Festival for his 2011 release "Nothing to Declare" ("Rien à Déclarer").
See our exclusive video interview with actress Judith Godrèche at the 2011 COLCOA French Film Festival for the world premiere of Low Cost.
See our exclusive video interview with filmmaker Philippe Le Guay at the 2011 COLCOA French Film Festival for his 2011 release "Service Entrance" ("Les Femmes du 6ème Étage").
Los Angeles is known for its blockbuster entertainment filled with high-speed chases, special effects and big-name actors and actresses, so what better place to promote films of value from around the globe?
Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year is the City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival, which features films released in France over the past year. The weeklong festival will feature more than 50 films, including 34 features and 18 shorts. The event kicks off with “Service Entrance” (“Les Femmes du 6ème Étage”), a romantic comedy directed by Philippe Le Guay, co-written by Le Guay and Jérôme Tonnerre, and starring Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain. Other films include “His Mother’s Eyes” with Catherine Deneuve, “My Piece of the Pie” (international premiere), and “Nothing to Declare” (North American premiere).
There will also be series dedicated to topics such as COL•COA Classics, Film Noir, and Focus on a Filmmaker, honoring writer-director Bertrand Blier. In addition, two of the winning films from the 2011 COL•COA Awards will be re-screened for free on Monday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m.
All screenings will be in French with English subtitles. For more information, visit www.colcoa.org.
When: April 11 to 18, 2011
Where: The Directors Guild of America Theatre, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.
Admission: Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $7 for seniors and members of American Cinematheque, ASC, ICG, Film Independent, LACMA, SAG, and Women in Film. Tickets are complimentary for DGA and WGAW guild members.
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