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COLCOA 2014 Lineup Includes New Films from Polanski, Breillat, Ozon and More (TRAILERS)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 2, 2014 at 11:43AM

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the lineup for the 18th edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) film festival. Running April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the fest will present 41 features, including three international premieres, and many North American and US premieres. (Trailers below.)
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'Venus in Fur'
'Venus in Fur'

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the lineup for the 18th edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) film festival. Running April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the fest will present 41 features, including three international premieres, and many North American and US premieres. (Trailers below.)


The opening night film is "We Love You, You Bastard," the new film from director Claude Lelouch ("A Man and a Woman") starring Johnny Hallyday and Sandrine Bonnaire. The closing night double bill, on April 28, will be announced during the festival.

Other notable films on the lineup include Roman Polanski's Best Director Cesar-winning "Venus in Fur," Catherine Breillat's latest collaboration with Isabelle Huppert "Abuse of Weakness" and Francois Ozon's "Young and Beautiful," with Charlotte Rampling. Films "Marius" and "Fanny" by French actor Daniel Auteuil ("Cache") will also make their way to the fest, along with "Jacky in the Kingdom of Women" starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jerome Enrico's acclaimed "Paulette" and much more.

Head to the COLCOA website for the full lineup, as well as forthcoming announcements about additional screenings. More on the documentary lineup here, and classic film lineup here.

This article is related to: COL*COA, Festivals, Roman Polanski, François Ozon, Catherine Breillat


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