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87 French productions on show in Hollywood

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- The 22nd edition of the COLCOA (City of Lights, City of Angels) festival is unspooling in Los Angeles from 23-30 April

87 French productions on show in Hollywood
Promise at Dawn by Eric Barbier

Today, Promise at Dawn [+see also:
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 by Eric Barbier will open proceedings at the 22nd edition of the COLCOA (City of Light, City of Angels) festival, which will run until 30 April in Los Angeles and will present a record number of 87 French productions in the theatres of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

The movie competition will have 37 films and documentaries on offer, including The Prayer [+see also:
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 by Cédric KahnSee You up There [+see also:
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 by Albert DupontelBarbara [+see also:
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 by Mathieu AmalricThe Guardians [+see also:
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 by Xavier BeauvoisMemoir of Pain [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
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by Emmanuel FinkielMy Son [+see also:
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 by Christian CarionLe Brio [+see also:
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 by Yvan AttalDog [+see also:
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 by Samuel BenchetritL’École buissonnière [+see also:
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 by Nicolas Vannier and Plonger [+see also:
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 by Mélanie Laurent (to whom the festival will devote a Filmmaker Focus).

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Young French cinema will be particularly well represented at the gathering by titles such as Custody [+see also:
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 by Xavier LegrandBloody Milk [+see also:
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interview: Hubert Charuel
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 by Hubert CharuelMontparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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interview: Léonor Serraille
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 by Léonor SerrailleThe Party’s Over [+see also:
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interview: Marie Garel-Weiss
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 by Marie Garel-WeissThe Night Eats the World [+see also:
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 by Dominique RocherLuna [+see also:
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 by Elsa DiringerSome Like It Veiled [+see also:
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by Sou AbadiChâteau [+see also:
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 by Modi Barry and Cédric IdoBurn Out [+see also:
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 by Yann Gozlan and Let the Girls Play [+see also:
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 by Julien Hallard.

A clutch of comedies will also be on the menu, with movies such as La Ch’tite famille [+see also:
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 by Dany BoonJalouse [+see also:
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 by David and Stéphane FoenkinosReturn of the Hero [+see also:
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 by Laurent TirardChristmas & Co [+see also:
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 by Alain ChabatNormandie nue [+see also:
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 by Philippe Le GuayStand-up Girl! [+see also:
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 by Nawell Madani and Amoureux de ma femme [+see also:
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 by Daniel Auteuil. COLCOA will also be organising a number of programmes dedicated to series, TV films, virtual reality, web series, classics, short films, focuses on female-directed debut films, documentaries, French co-productions, the women who make history (with the international premiere of The Lady in the Portrait by Charles de Meaux) and another focus on composer Laurent Perez del Mar, in addition to meetings and talks by myriad artists who have been invited to Los Angeles, such as Mélanie Laurent, Camélia Jordana, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Samuel Benchetrit, Dany Boon, Alain Chabat, Vanessa Paradis, Melvil Poupaud, Christian Carion, Philippe Le Guay, Anthony Bajon, Nawell Madani, Sou Abadi, Xavier Legrand, Eric Barbier, Modi Barry, Cédric Ido and Elsa Diringer, to name but a few.

(Translated from French)

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