COLCOA “City of Light, City of Angels” French Film Festival Opens on A High Note

 Lalo Schifrin and Composer Jean-Michel Bernard, Photos courtesy of COLCOA

Lalo Schifrin and Composer Jean-Michel Bernard, Photos courtesy of COLCOA

“City of Light, City of Angels” French Film Festival – COLCOA www.colcoa.org, the largest festival dedicated to French films outside of France, opened its doors to the stars, media and foreign film enthusiasts for its annual opening night gala held at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood on April 23. Opening night featured the North American premiere of writer/director Eric Barbier’s “Promise At Dawn,” starring Pierre Niney and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who this year was nominated for a Cesar Award for her stunning performance.

Celebrities in attendance included Barbier, Vanessa Paradis, Mélanie Laurent, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Forster, Taylor Hackford, The Honorable Consul General of France in Los Angeles Mr. Christophe Lemoine, and many others.

Prior to the film screening, a special tribute performance by pianist/composer Jean-Michel Bernard in honor of legendary Argentinean-born film composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his work on the film score for “Mission: Impossible,”  delighted the packed house.    

From April 23rd – 30th, COLCOA showcased a record 86 films, television series, digital series and VR programs, including several world, North American, and U.S. Premieres.  This year, festival programming placed a special focus on women in filmmaking.

The competition closed on April 30 with the North American premiere of Cedric Kahn’s drama “The Prayer” that had its world premiere at the Berlinale, where Anthony Bajon won the award for best actor. 

The 2018 line-up included new features from established writers/directors, including Mathieu Amalric, Yvan Attal, Daniel Auteuil, Xavier Beauvois, Samuel Benchetrit, Christian Carion, Alain Chabat, Dany Boon Albert Dupontel, Emmanuel Finkiel, David and Stephane Foenkinos, Yann Gozlan, Naomi Kawase Mélanie Laurent, Philippe Le Guay, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, Laurent Tirard and Nicolas Vannier.

Article by Nicole Goesseringer Muj

 Vanessa Paradis and Samuel Benchetrit, Photos courtesy of COLCOA

Vanessa Paradis and Samuel Benchetrit, Photos courtesy of COLCOA

“光明之城,天使之城”法国电影节 — COLCOA www.colcoa.org是法国电影节以外的最大规模的法国电影节,4月23号于好莱坞美国导演协会举办了年度开幕晚会,向明星、媒体以及外国电影爱好者敞开大门。开幕之夜的主角是编剧兼导演Eric Barbier的Promise At Dawn,该片由Pierre Niney 和Charlotte Gainsbourg主演,其今年凭借出色的表演获得了Cesar奖的提名。

出席的名人包括Barbier、Vanessa Paradis、MélanieLaurent、Jacqueline Bisset、Robert Forster、Taylor Hackford以及法国驻洛杉矶总领事Christophe Lemoine先生等等。

电影放映之前,钢琴家、作曲家Jean-Michel Bernard为传奇的阿根廷电影作曲家Lalo Schifrin献上了一场特别的致敬表演。他以电影Mission: Impossible的作品而闻名于世。 

COLCOA法国电影节展出了86部电影、电视、数字系列以及VR节目,包括几个世界、北美和美国的首映式。今年,电影节节目特别关注电影制作中的女性。

竞选于4月30日结束,在北美首映式上, Cedric Kahn的戏剧The Prayer在柏林举行了全球首映式,Anthony Bajon获得了最佳男演员奖。 

2018年的新阵容包括一些作家、导演,其中有:Mathieu Amalric,、Yvan Attal、 Daniel Auteuil,、Xavier Beauvois、 Samuel Benchetrit,、Christian Carion、Alain Chabat、Dany Boon Albert Dupontel、Emmanuel Finkiel、David Stephane Foenkinos、Yann Gozlan、Naomi Kawase Mélanie Laurent、Philippe Le Guay、Eric Toledano、Olivier Nakache、Laurent Tirard以及Nicolas Vannier等人。

文章由 Nicole Goesseringer Muj 所著

 Mélanie Laurent, Photos courtesy of COLCOA

Mélanie Laurent, Photos courtesy of COLCOA

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