Magazine article Screen International

'Monsieur Chocolat' to Open COLCOA French Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'Monsieur Chocolat' to Open COLCOA French Film Festival

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The North American premiere of Roschdy Zem's Monsieur Chocolat (pictured) presented in association with Gaumont will open the festival, and the world premiere of Laurent Tirard's rom-com Up For Love starring Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira will close the event. Season 1 of Call My Agent will close the TV competition.

Overall COLCOA will screen a record 70 films and TV series. The programme includes four world, seven international and 19 North American or US premieres.

The feature film competition includes the world premiere of Fanny's Journey by Lola Doillon starring Cecile de France, the US premiere of Robert Guédiguian's Armenian genocide drama Don't Tell Me The Boy Was Mad, and the US premiere of Nicolas Boukhrief's thriller Made In France, which did not get a theatrical release in France because of sensitivity following the terror attacks in Paris.

"This 20th anniversary deserves a spectacular, strong programme that reflects the diversity of French production, as well as the creativity and dynamism of French film-makers and producers," said COLCOA executive producer and artistic director François Truffart. …

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