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City of Lights, City of Angels

The 2012 City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival

It’s no secret that we adore French cinema (see our Top 10 French Movies list for proof), so is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 16th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival in Los Angeles, which features films released in France over the past year.

The weeklong festival will feature more than 50 films, including 34 features and 21 shorts. The event kicks off with the North American premiere of “My Way” (“CloClo”), a biopic about French pop singer and songwriter Claude François, directed by Florent-Emilio Siri, co-written by Siri and Julien Rappeneau and starring Jérémie Renier.

Other films include “Another Woman’s Life” starring Juliette Binoche, “Polisse” (a drama nominated for 13 César awards), and “The Intouchables” (the hit comedy starring François Cluzet and César winner for Best Actor Omar Sy).

There will also be five series dedicated to topics such as COL•COA Classics (paying tribute to actor Yves Montand), Film Noir, and Focus on a Filmmaker, honoring actress writer-director Julie Delpy. This event will include her new film “Le SkyLab.” To close the festival, two winning features and two winning shorts from the 2012 COL•COA Awards will be re-screened on Monday, April 23rd.

All screenings will be in French with English subtitles. Family-oriented animated films will be dubbed in English. For more information, visit

When: April 16 to 23, 2012

Where: The Directors Guild of America Theatre, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

Admission: Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and members of American Cinematheque, ASC, ICG, Film Independent, LACMA, SAG, and Women in Film; $3 for students and under 21
. Tickets are complimentary for DGA and WGAW guild members.

Info: Visit
or call 310-289-5346

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