City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA), a week of French film premieres in Hollywood, has rolled out a terrific lineup of seven classic films for the 18th edition of the festival, running April 21-28 at the DGA. Screenings will supplement new films in the competition lineup, which will be announced April 1.
The fest will also screen late writer/director Patrice Chereau's 1994 director's cut of "Queen Margot," based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas and starring Isabelle Adjani, Jean-Hugues Anglade and Daniel Auteuil.
Digitally restored prints of Jean Cocteau's 1946 classic "Beauty and the Beast" starring Josette Day and Jean Marais, and a new print of Otar Iosseliani's "Favourites of the Moon" (1984), will screen. Also on the docket are restored versions of Rene Clement's "Purple Noon" (1960) starring sexy Alain Delon, Henri-Georges Clouzot's "L'Assassin Habite Au 21" (1942), and a special tribute to Francois Truffaut. Details on that one forthcoming.