Festivals - Colcoa 2021 : We were at the opening night ceremony

By Mulder, Los Angeles, The DGA Theater Complex, 01 november 2021

The opening night was held at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles on Sunset Boulevard. Director Michael Mann, Julie Duhaut-Bedos the Consul of France in Los Angeles, François Truffart the Director of the festival, producer Anouchka van Riel and Charles Rivkin, Former Ambassador of the United States to France held a speech to celebrate the opening of this festival so important to us

Speech by Michael Mann

Speech by Julie Duhaut Bedos 

Speech by Francois Truffart and Anouchka van Riel

Speech by Charles Rivkin

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For the first time, two films already released in the United States will be screened in competition as part of special free screenings: Titanium by Julia Ducourmau, distributed by Neon Films and Le bal des folles by Mélanie Laurent, presented in association with Amazon Studios, which will be released in the US during the festival.

The Colcoa classics section (free) will pay tribute to Bertrand Tavernier (1941- 2021), in association with Rialto Films, with The Judge and the Assassin (restored version, Los Angeles premiere) and Captain Conan (35mm print). Also celebrated will be: screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (1931-2021) with Luis Bunuel's The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; actor Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933-2021) with a special screening of The Magnificent, followed by a tribute/discussion with Jacqueline Bisset and Francis Veber. The program will be completed by the screening of La bande des quatre (restored version, international preview). Documentary, Television Movies and Series and CM programs are available here : Documentary, Television Movies and Series and Shorts.

A total of 55 films and series will be screened during the festival, which will take place in person at the Directors Guild of America on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles from November 1 to 7, in strict compliance with health regulations (vaccination certificate, compulsory wearing of a mask, etc.).  For the first time, the Awards will be presented in Paris during a special ceremony on November 17.

Colcoa is currently the largest event dedicated to French fiction and television films in the world, a unique place for French and American writers/directors to meet, debate and exchange ideas.

Video : Floriane Andersen / Mulderville
Photo : Nina Seul / Mulderville

Additional information and complete program: www.colcoa.org

(Source : Press release)