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French New Wave Happy Hour Talk at COLCOA

  by Marla Lewin COLCOA’s City of Lights, City of Angels, a Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood presented a Happy Hour Talk at the Renoir Theatre at the DGA on Friday.   It followed the international premiere and historic screening of the restored film Pierrot Le Fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard based on a novel by Lional White, and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo,  and Godards’ once wife and muse Anna Karina.  She was to be part of the panel along with  Ser...

The Global Film Village: Dueling Film Festivals by Marla Lewin

  April 29, 2009  Hollywood It was not easy choosing between all the wonderful events occurring last week in Hollywood.  French champagne, and chefs opened the COLCOA film festival. The 13th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels, A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood. So many wonderful films to choose from.  In case you will not be going to Cannes this year, here was an opportunity to explore the latest in French film.  Actress Jacqueline Bisset who has played a chef, enjoyed the v...

COL•COA to celebrate Costa-Gavras

The Franco-American Cultural Fund announced today that celebrated filmmaker Costa-Gavras has been selected as the “Focus on a Filmmaker” honoree for the 13th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film festival runs April 20-26, 2009, at the Directors Guild of America. Costa-Gavras’ film “Eden is West,” which was the closing night film at the Berlin International Film Festival, will have its West Coast premiere at the Directors Guild of Ame...

City Of Lights City Of Angels Col.coa

City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA), A Week of French Film Premieres in Hollywood, is committed yearly to introduce and promote in Hollywood and the United States the best of current French Cinema.

Colcoa to open with Land of Shtis French BO sensation

The Franco American Cultural Fund today announced the line-up for the12th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) film festival that will run from April 14-20. The festival will feature 48 films, including 27 features, 20 shorts and a World Premiere of a restored masterpiece. Acclaimed French comedy « Welcome to the Land of Shtis, » which is shattering all box office records in France, will have its North American premiere at COL•COA on opening night, April 14, 2008. The new Dany...

Conversation avec François Truffart

 UNE CONVERSATION AVEC FRANCOIS TRUFFART Directeur et Programmateur de City of Lights, City of Angels à Los Angeles  Stephanie Ronnet : Quel est le processus de sélection ?François Truffart : Le processus se déroule sur  un an, à partir de Cannes. Donc on va procéder à la sélection de l’année prochaine dès ce mois de mai. Je vois les films à l’AFM (American Film Market), et à Paris au cours de projections de presse, ou organisées par des producteurs. Donc au total, je vois...

City of Lights, City of Angels will line up 20 premieres

40 new films, including 20 features (all premieres) and 20 new shorts, will be shown at the 11th Annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA). Acclaimed Berlin Film Festival opening film, “La Vie En Rose,” writer-director Olivier Dahan’s masterful biopic of Edith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu, will open the showcase on Monday, April 16, 2007. Picturehouse will release the film on June 8th in New York and Los Angeles. The U.S. Premiere of “Michou D’Auber”...

City of Lights, city of angels 10th celebration of french film in LA

10th ANNUAL CITY OF LIGHTS, CITY OF ANGELS, A WEEK OF FRENCH FILM PREMIERES IN LOS ANGELES: APRIL 3-9, 2006 “La Doublure” (The Valet), Francis Veber’s affectionately funny portrayal of love and deceit, starring Daniel Auteuil and Kristen Scott-Thomas, will have its International Premiere at City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival on Monday, April 3, 2006, five days after its Paris premiere. The festival’s closing night World Premiere will be Eric Tolédano & Olivier Nakache’s “...

Lelouch, Costa Gavras, Tavernier at 9th City of Lights

Triumvirate of Acclaimed Film Writer/Directors: Claude Lelouch, Costa-Gavras and Bertrand Tavernier Host Premieres of New Films at 9 annual city of lights, city of angels: a week of french premieres in Los Angels. April 11-17, 2005“Men And Women,” the latest offering of veteran writer/director Claude Lelouch, will have its world premiere, opening night of City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival (COL•COA) on Monday, April 11, 2005. The west coast premiere of writer/director Bertrand T...