Magazine article Screen International

COLCOA French Film Festival Unveils French Classics Programme

Magazine article Screen International

COLCOA French Film Festival Unveils French Classics Programme

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COLCOA and the Franco-American Cultural Fund also announced the Focus on a Filmmaker programme in addition to a line up of French classics consisting of predominantly digitally restored films.

The programme will take place at the DGA in Hollywood from April 24-May 2 as part of COLCOA's 21st anniversary.

Oscar contender and La La Land director Damien Chazelle [pictured] has selected Leo Carax's The Lovers On The Bridge (1991) starring Juliette Binoche and Denis Lavant as an influential film.

This Carte Blanche screening will be presented in association with Rialto Pictures, with the support of the French Embassy in the US and l'Institut Francais.

COLCOA will honour writer-director Stéphane Brizé on April 27, with a special presentation of Not Here To Be Loved (2005) starring Patrick Chesnais, Anne Consigny, and George Wilson.

The Festival will also host the West Coast premiere of Brizé's new film A Woman's Life (Une Vie) starring Judith Chemla, based on the Guy de Maupassant novel. …

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