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COLCOA Announces Focus on a Filmmaker and Classics Program

COLCOA Announces Focus on a Filmmaker and Classics Program

From April 20 to April 28, 2015, filmgoers will celebrate the 19th
edition of COLCOA French Film Festival, “9 Days of Film Premieres in
Hollywood.” The festival has recently unveiled the Focus on a Filmmaker program as well as an exclusive line up of French Classics
of predominantly digitally restored films, presented as World,
International or North American Premieres.
All screenings will take place at the
Directors Guild of America. For the first time, the COLCOA Classics
Series from Tuesday to
Saturday will be free with no reservation,
on a first come, first served, basis.

Focus on a Filmmaker: Academy Award-Winner Michel Hazanavicius

COLCOA will honor Academy Award-winning
writer-director Michel Hazanavicius on Thursday, April 23 with a special
encore
presentation of “OSS 117 Cairo Nest of Spies” (2006) (COLCOA CLASSICS), as well as the Los Angeles Premiere
of his new film , three years after the triumph of multi-Academy Award- winner, “The Artist.” The cast of “The Search” includes Academy Award Nominee Bérénice Bejo
and Academy Award nominee AAnnette Bening . “The Search
had its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival
last year. Hazanavicius joins
writer-directors Cedric Klapisch, Bertrand Blier, Costa Gavras, Florent
Siri, Julie Delpy and Alain
Resnais, whose key body of work has been cited in past festivals. This
will be his third film presented at the festival, following “OSS 117 Cairo Nest of Spies” and the International Premiere of OSS 117, Lost in Rio.” Michel Hazanavicius will meet the audience for a Happy Hour Talk panel dedicated to
his work. (COLCOA Classics + Panel + Premiere of “The Search.”)
30th Anniversary of Palme D’Or Winner “Paris,Texas”

The digitally restored version of French production “Paris,Texas” (1984) will have its West Coast Premiere
at COLCOA. The Cannes Palme d’Or winner,
co-written by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson, and directed by Academy
Award Nominee Wim
Wenders, will be presented in association
with Argos Films and Janus Films. The cast includes Nastassja Kinski who
will present the
film, Harry Dean Stanton and Dean Stockwell.
(COLCOA Classics)
  
North American Premiere of Digitally Restored La Chienne”

COLCOA will present the digitally restored version of “La Chienne” (1931), the second talking movie
co-written and directed by Jean Renoir. It
stars Michel Simon, Janie Marèse and Georges Flamant. This exclusive new
presentation in
the U.S. is made possible thanks to the
Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF), Janus Films La Cinémathèque
Française and Les Films
du Jeudi. (COLCOA Classics)
World Premiere of Digitally Restored “Will It Snow for Christmas?” 

A special 20th anniversary screening of digitally restored “Will It Snow for Christmas? (1996)

will be offered to the COLCOA audience. The
film, written and directed by Sandrine Veysset, starring Dominique
Reymond, Daniel
Duval and Jessica Martinez, will be
presented for the first time in advance of a U.S. release by Carlotta
Films. (COLCOA Classics)

 
First American Presentation Since 1961 “Five Day Lover”

This romantic comedy by the late
writer-director Philippe de Broca, starring Jean-Pierre Cassel François
Périer, Jean Seberg and
Micheline Presle, will be presented in an
American theatre for the first time since its opening in 1961.
COLCOA will present the digitally restored version of “Five Day Lover” as a World Premiere. The Cohen Media
Group will release the film later this year in the U.S.. (COLCOA Classics)
World Premiere of Digitally Restored “Two Men in Town”

A classic film noir written and directed by José Giovanni, starring Alain Delon and Jean Gabin, “Two Men in Town”(1973) will be presented for the first time on the big screen in a digitally restored
version. The Cohen Media group will release the film later this year (COLCOA Classics).
North American Premiere of Digitally Restored “The Last Metro”

Following last year’s homage to the
universally renowned François Truffaut, COLCOA is proud to offer the
North American Premiere of
the digitally restored “The Last Metro” (1980),
presented in association with the Franco-American Cultural
Fund, La Cinématheque Française, MK2 and
Janus Films. This masterpiece was also Truffaut’s most successful box
office success. It
stars Catherine Deneuve and Gerard
Depardieu. (COLCOA Classics

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