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Hollywood's French Film Festival Reveals Some of Its Titles; 'The Intouchables' Duo's Latest to Open Shorts Lineup

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire March 20, 2013 at 1:16PM

A week before announcing the full line up of films in competition at the COL•COA (City of Lights, City of Angels) awards, Hollywood's annual French film festival has revealed some of the titles slated to play during the 17th edition.Following their win of the festival's 2012 audience award, "The Intouchables" directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will return to Hollywood to kick off the short films competition with their new short "Clean," starring Laurent Lafitte. Other additions to the lineup include the North American premiere of "The Sons of Wind," Bruno Le Blanc's documentary about the 'spiritual sons' of guitarist Django Reinhardt; "The Invisibles," winner of this year's Best Documentary César award, that traces the evolution of French society from the post-war to the present via the perspective of homosexuals; and "Becoming Traviata," an in depth look at the modern staging of Verdi's famous opera.The festival runs April 15-22 in the Directors Guild of America complex in Hollywood. Below, find the full shorts lineup.
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"Becoming Traviata"
"Becoming Traviata"

A week before announcing the full line up of films in competition at the COL•COA (City of Lights, City of Angels) awards, Hollywood's annual French film festival has revealed some of the titles slated to play during the 17th edition.

Following their win of the festival's 2012 audience award, "The Intouchables" directing duo Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will return to Hollywood to kick off the short films competition with their new short "Clean," starring Laurent Lafitte. Other additions to the lineup include the North American premiere of "The Sons of Wind," Bruno Le Blanc's documentary about the 'spiritual sons' of guitarist Django Reinhardt; "The Invisibles," winner of this year's Best Documentary César award, that traces the evolution of French society from the post-war to the present via the perspective of homosexuals; and "Becoming Traviata," an in depth look at the modern staging of Verdi's famous opera.

The festival runs April 15-22 in the Directors Guild of America complex in Hollywood. Below, find the full shorts lineup.

505G, written and directed by Jérémy Azencott

75 Canaries, written and directed by Philippe Prouff

À la française, co-written and co-directed by Morrigane Boyer, Julien Hazebroucq, Ren-Hsien Hsu, Emmanuelle Leleu, William Lorton

Clay, written and directed by Michaël Guerraz

Just Before Losing Everything, written and directed by from Xavier Legrand

Bella B., written and directed by Jan-Luck Levasseur

Bet She’an, written and directed by Julien Soler

Bad Toys II, written and directed by Daniel Brunet et Nicolas Douste

Clean, co-written and co-directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

Come What May, co-written and co-directed by Maxime Feyers et Mathieu Bergeron

Fragments of a standstill trip, written and directed by Lionel Mougin

Fuck U.K., written and directed by Benoît Forgeard

The Inn, written and directed by Izú Troin

The Lizards, written and directed by Vincent Mariette

Kiki of Montparnasse, written and directed by Amélie Harrault

My Sweetheart, written and directed by Daniel Metge

Leaving, written and directed by Joanna Lurie

Time 2 Split, written and directed by Fabrice Bracq

City of Light, written and directed Pascal Tessaud

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