2019 COLCOA French Film Festival Lineup

By Sophie Gayot

A week of French cinema and television in Los Angeles

Hollywood puts a spotlight on French film and television during the COLCOA (City of Light, City of Angels) French film festival. It is back with its 23rd edition, taking place September 23-28, 2019.

Held at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, the event is open to the public and includes exclusive premieres and high-profile features promoting French cinema, presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

This year, the opening film is co-writer/director Ladj Ly’s LES MISÉRABLES, which was honored with the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and selected as France’s submission for Best International Feature Film for the 2020 Academy Awards. This will be the U.S. premiere of the movie starring Damien Bonnard (Stéphane), Alexis Manenti (Chris), Djebril Zonga (Gwada), Issa Perica (Issa), Al-Hassan Ly (Buzz), Steve Tientcheu (The Mayor) and Jeanne Balibar (The Commissionner).

When: September 23, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Admission: General admission tickets are $14 on the COLCOA official website. Tickets are also available at the festival box office September 24-27 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and September 28th from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free admission is available for certain screenings (weekday events before 4 p.m.) on a first come, first serve basis.

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

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