‘It Happened In Saint Tropez’, Canet’s ‘Jappeloup’ Among Col-Coa Fest Highlights

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has unveiled the roster for the 17th City of Lights, City of Angels film fest that runs April 15-22 in LA. The French film showcase is presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the DGA, WGAW, MPAA and France’s SACEM. Danièle Thompson’s comedy It Happened In Saint Tropez will open the festival. Co-written by Thompson and her son and frequent collaborator, Christopher Thompson, the film stars Kad Merad and Monica Bellucci. The two closing night films are being kept under wraps until April 15. Among other highlights are Pathé’s box office hit Jappeloup, a biopic of showjumper Pierre Durand, written by and starring Guillaume Canet; Tribeca selection Cycling With Moliere, starring Lambert Wilson and Fabrice Luchini; Stéphane Brizé’s A Few Hours Of Spring; The Weinstein Co.‘s Mad Men-era Populaire and Philippe Godeau’s 11.6 starring The Intouchables‘ François Cluzet. Among the new additions to the program this year are Focus on a Producer (Anne-Dominique Toussaint and Les Films des Tournelles); the Col-Coa Coming Soon Award which offers a promotional radio campaign to a film with a U.S. distributor; the World Cinema Produced By France series and a series entitled French NeWave 2.0. The films announced today join previously announced vintage titles. Tickets are available online at Colcoa.org and onsite at the DGA. Click over for the full list of titles: (more…)

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