The Colcoa French Film and Series Festival has announced the lineup for the 25th edition of the annual City of Lights, City of Angels event, to be held from November 1 to November at the headquarters of the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. The tradition is traditionally held. The event will be in person and will feature 55 films and series live, of which 30 will be considered for the Calcutta Cinema Awards. There are also 19 shorts in the movies.
The inaugural film, which will be released on November 1, will be “Between Two Worlds”, which chronicles the adventures of Mariana Winkler, a well-known author who secretly goes as a clean lady to write a book about job insecurity in the gig economy. Scheduled closing films are writer and director Javier Gianoli’s “Lost Illusion” and writer and director Arthur Harari’s “Onoda, 10,000 Nights in the Jungle.” All three films will premiere in North America for the first time.
Presented outside the competition, the free Colcoa Classic series will pay tribute to writer and director Bertrand Tavenier through “The Judge and the Assassin” and “Captain Canaan”, author Jean-Claude Career and “The Discreet Charm of Screening”. The bourgeoisie and Jean-Paul Belmondo discuss the presentation of “Le Magnificent” with actor Jacqueline Bisset and author Francis Weber. The digitally restored version of Jack Rivet’s “Gang of Four” will also have its international premiere in Kolkata.
Other programs offered throughout the festival include: 10 series from November 2 to November 6; Colcoa Documentary from 3 November to 7 November; France, produced by World Cinema; French Newwave 2.0 which seeks a new generation of filmmakers; And Happy Hour Talks, a series of associated panels Diversity From November 2. Until November, the panel will look at Amin Bauhafar, the film’s composer for “The Summit of the Gods” and “Gagarin,” and “Boyfriend,” “Gallant Indies” and “Simple Emotions” for filmmaker Nicole Garcia and producer Philip Martin for “Lovers.” “Colcoa will also continue its Colcoa High School screening program with the premiere of” Evening It, “written by Johanna Goldschmidt and Lor-Elizabeth Bordoud and produced by Nolwen Lemesel.
Ticker proof will be required for all festive events. The full lineup and ticket purchase is available on the festival website.