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French film productions showcased at Hollywood's COLCOA

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- A raft of premiere screenings are on the menu at the 23rd edition of the COLCOA French Film Festival, which will unspool in Los Angeles from 23-28 September

French film productions showcased at Hollywood's COLCOA
Les Misérables by Ladj Ly

Having been rescheduled in the annual calendar of film-industry events and now organised prior to the start of the awards season in the USA, instead of taking place in the spring, COLCOA (City of Light, City of Angels), Hollywood’s very own French film festival, organised on the brand-new premises of the Directors' Guild of America, will kick off on Monday 23 September with the Cannes-awarded Les Misérables [+see also:
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interview: Ladj Ly
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by Ladj Ly (which will be having its US premiere, in association with Amazon Studios) and will be brought to a close on 28 September by another Croisette-premiered movie that is also being presented as a US premiere: La belle époque [+see also:
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interview: Nicolas Bedos
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by Nicolas Bedos.

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In total, 25 features will be duking it out for the COLCOA Cinema Awards, including Three Days and a Life [+see also:
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by Nicolas Boukhrief, which will be enjoying its international premiere, and eight films that will be screened as North American premieres: Adults in the Room [+see also:
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interview: Costa-Gavras
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by Costa-Gavras, The Dazzled by Sarah Suco, On a Magical Night [+see also:
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interview: Christophe Honoré
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by Christophe Honoré (in association with US distributor Strand Releasing), Happy Birthday [+see also:
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by Cédric Kahn, Someone, Somewhere [+see also:
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by Cédric Klapisch, Papicha [+see also:
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interview: Mounia Meddour
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by Mounia Meddour, Young Ahmed [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and Edmond [+see also:
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interview: Alexis Michalik
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by Alexis Michalik (in association with Roadside Attraction).

Also of note are the US premiere of Our Wonderful Lives [+see also:
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interview: Fabienne Godet
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by Fabienne Godet and eight titles set to be presented in Los Angeles for the first time: In Safe Hands [+see also:
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by Jeanne Herry (in association with Distrib Films US), Conviction [+see also:
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by Antoine Raimbault, Amanda [+see also:
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interview: Mikhaël Hers
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by Mikhaël Hers, Real Love [+see also:
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interview: Claire Burger
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by Claire Burger, The Freshmen [+see also:
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by Thomas Lilti, 100 kilos d’étoiles [+see also:
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by Marie-Sophie Chambon, Little Tickles [+see also:
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by Andréa Bescond and Éric Métayer, and The Trouble With You [+see also:
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interview: Pierre Salvadori
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by Pierre Salvadori (in association with Kino Lorber).

Animation will also have a strong presence thanks to I Lost My Body [+see also:
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interview: Jérémy Clapin
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by Jérémy Clapin (Grand Prize in the 2019 Cannes Critics’ Week – in association with Netflix and Animation Is Film) and Minuscule – Mandibles From Far Away [+see also:
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by Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo.

Also standing out on the menu of this edition of the gathering are a High School screening of In Your Hands [+see also:
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by Ludovic Bernard, the COLCOA Classics section, series, TV fiction shows and documentaries, short films, a Focus on director Claire Burger, and several panels (the so-called Happy Hour Talks) that will enable filmmakers, actors and other industry professionals to discuss various topics.

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(Translated from French)

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