2017 COLCOA French Film Festival Lineup

By Sophie Gayot

It’s the largest festival dedicated to French films and series worldwide.

Watch our exclusive video with François Truffart, COLCOA Executive Producer and Artistic Director, introducing the 2017 edition of COLCOA.

The nine-day movie fest, open to the public, includes exclusive premieres and high-profile features promoting French cinema, presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

This year the opening film is Everyone’s Life by Academy Award®-winner / director Claude Lelouch. It will be the North American premiere of the movie, starring renowned French crooner Johnny Hallyday and Academy Award®-winner actor Jean Dujardin.

Here are some of the other movies that will be showcased:

– from established Writer/Directors
Marco Bellocchio (Sweet Dreams), Nicolas Boukhrief (The Confession), Stephane Brizet (A Woman’s Life), Christian Duguay (A Bag of Marbles), Bruno Dumont (Slack Bay), Lisa Azuelos (Dalida), Philippe Lioret (A Kid) Edouard Baer (Open at Night), Marie-Camille Mansion-Chaar (Heaven Will Wait), Hugo Gelin (Two is a Family), Philippe Lachaud (Alibi.com), and Dany Boon (R.A.I.D. Special Unit);

– from newcomers Writer/Director
Nicolas Bedos (Mr. & Mrs. Adelman), Writer/Director Grand Corps Malade and Director Mehdi Idir (Step by Step), Writer/Director Morgan Simon (Taste the Ink), Writer/Director Anne-Gaëlle Daval (Ladies), Writer/Director Emmanuel Courcol (Ceasefire), as well as Writer/Directors Ludovic and Zoran Boukherman (Willy 1).

Some famous actors will be in attendance:
Patrick Bruel (A Bag of Marbles), Lambert Wilson (The Odyssey, Corporate), Alexandra Lamy (You Choose), Dora Tillier (Mr. & Mrs. Adelman), and Sveva Alviti (Dalida). Prepare your cameras!

In the television category, you will enjoy:

– comedy Call My Agent (Season 2); winner of the 2016 COLCOA Best TV Series and TV Series Audience Special Prize for Season 1
– fantasy thriller Transfer (Season 1);
– thriller The Frozen Dead (Season 1);
– political thriller Baron Noir (Season 1);
– drama Manon 20 Years (mini series);
– comedy Beautiful Loser (Season 1);
– and thriller Midnight Sun (Season 1).

There will more than 80 films, television series, and for the first time web series (six programs) of which 70 will be in competition for the COLCOA Awards.

When: April 24, 2017 – May 2, 2017

Admission: Tickets are $14 and free admission is available for certain screenings on a first come, first serve basis on the COLCOA official website.

Where: 7920 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90046, U.S.A.

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