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A week of French premieres in Hollywood

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- 38 French feature films on the bill in Los Angeles for the 17th edition of the "City of Lights, City of Angels" event, which begins today

A week of French premieres in Hollywood

Today, the 17th edition of the ColCoa festival opens in Los Angeles (City of Lights, City of Angels) which will unveil 38 French feature films this week on the screens of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), on Sunset Boulevard. Mixing author cinema and genre films, the event is a wonderful promotional platform for the titles on the bill, 40% of which already have an American distributor. They include In the House [+see also:
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byFrançois Ozon (review – US distribution via Cohen Media Group), Haute Cuisine [+see also:
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 by Christian Vincent and Populaire [+see also:
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making of
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 by Régis Roinsard (The Weinstein Company), Alyah [+see also:
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 by Elie Wajeman (review - Film Movement) and You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet [+see also:
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 by Alain Resnais (review – to whom the festival will pay tribute).

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Very diverse, the 2013 selection, which will open with Des gens qui s’embrassent [+see also:
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interview: Lou de Laâge
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byDanièle Thompson and close with Jappeloup [+see also:
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interview: Lou de Laâge
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 by Christian Duguay, will enable the public (composed 74% by members of the American cinematographic industry) to discover movies by young filmmakers such as Augustine [+see also:
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 by Alice WinocourHold Back [+see also:
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 by Rachid Djaïdani, Rendez-vous à Kiruna [+see also:
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 by Anna NovionComme un lion [+see also:
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 by Samuel CollardeyWelcome to Argentina [+see also:
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 by Edouard Deluc and The Dandelions [+see also:
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 by Carine Tardieu.

Experienced authors will also be represented, amongst others by Three Worlds [+see also:
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by Catherine Corsini (review and interview), Le Grand Soir [+see also:
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by duo Benoît Delépine -Gustave de Kervern (review), Thérèse Desqueyroux [+see also:
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by the much-regretted Claude Miller (review) and A Few Hours of Spring [+see also:
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by Stéphane Brizé (review).

The selection is not lacking in comedies, with Le Prénom [+see also:
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 leading the way by duo Alexandre de la Patellière - Matthieu DelaporteAlceste à bicyclette [+see also:
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 by Philippe Le Guay (in the presence of the producer from Films des TournellesAnne-Dominique Toussaint, to whom ColCoa will dedicate a Focus) and A Perfect Plan [+see also:
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 by Pascal Chaumeil.

As for thrillers and detective movies, the selection notably features 11.6 [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Godeau
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 by Philippe Godeau and Armed Hands [+see also:
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 by Pierre Jolivet, while animation will be represented amongst others by Aya De Youpougon by duo Clément Oubrerie - Marguerite Abouet.

Finally, it is worth noting a new section called "World Cinema Produced by France" starring The Attack [+see also:
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interview: Ziad Doueiri
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by Ziad Doueiri, as well as several documentaries including Invisible by Sébastien Lifshitz (César 2013 in its category) and Traviata et nous by Philippe Béziat.

(Translated from French)

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