FRENCH FILMS AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.

More than 50 new French films become available every year in the U.S. in theatres, VOD and DVD, including films premiered at COLCOA. Like us on Facebook and receive daily updates and exclusive info about upcoming releases. 

#COLCOA Cinema * Save the date: Opening in U.S. Theaters on May 4th: "THE GUARDIANS" (Les Gardiennes) a drama co-written and directed by Xavier Beauvois ("OF GODS AND MEN") starring Iris Bry, Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Olivier Rabourdin, Cyril Descours. World Premiere Toronto IFF 2017. A Music Box Films release. Opening in New York on May 4th. Other cities to follow. Official selection Rendez-vous with French Cinema in New York.
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* Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRB0XY2QTuU
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(1915. The men are at the front, and the women must take on the role of guardians of the farms. A mother, Hortense, a tireless worker, hires Francine, a young orphan from the welfare services to support her, because her own daughter is reluctant to obey. Mutual respect and admiration flourish between Hortense and Francine. But to save the unity of her family, Hortense will have to sacrifice this girl, and pay the price.)
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** FRENCH FILMS RECENTLY RELEASED IN U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
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- "Souvenir" (Bavo Defurne - February 2) (12/15)
- "The Insult" (Ziad Doueiri - Jan 26) (08/29)
- "Happy End" (Michael Haneke - Dec 22) (12/18)
- "Lover For A Day" (Philippe Garrel - Jan 12) (09/24)
- "Django" (Etienne Comar - January 5) (11/13)
- "The Dancer" (Stéphanie Di Giusto - December 1) (11/05)
- "La Belle Noiseuse" - 4K restored (Jacques Rivette - November 24) (11/21)
- "The Crime of Monsieur Lange" (Jean Renoir - November 17) (11/18)
- "Felicite" (Alain Gomis - October 27) (09/01)
- "BPM" (Robin Campillo - October 20) (8/30)
- "The Paris Opera" (Jean-Stéphane Bron - October 18) (10/14)
- "Dalida" (Lisa Azuelos - October 16) (10/12)
- "Faces, Places" (Agnes Varda, JR - Oct 6) (10/06)
- "Overdrive" (Antonio Negret - October 6) (10/13)
- "The Unknown Girl" (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - Sep 8) (09/05)
- "Fanny's Journey" (Lola Doillon - Sep 5) (09/16)
- "Polina" (Valérie Müller, Antonin Preljocaj - Aug 25) (08/22)
- "Leap!" (Eric Summer and Eric Warin - Aug 25) (08/23)
- "Planerarium" (Rebecca Zlotowski - Aug 11) (08/16)
- "Nocturama" (Bertrand Bonello - Aug 11)
- "After Love" (Joachim Lafosse - Aug 9) (08/24)
- "The Land of the Moon" (Nicole Garcia - Jul 28) (07/28)
- "The Girl Without Hands" (Sébastien Laudenbach - July) (07/31)
- "Valerian" (Luc Besson - July 21) (07/20)
- "A Kid" (Philippe Lioret - COLCOA 2017 - on VOD) (08/11)
- "False Confessions" (Luc Bondy - July) (07/21)
- "The Wound" (John Trengove - July) (09/08)
- "The Midwife" (Martin Provost - July 21) (07/22)
- "Le Trou" (restored version - Jacques Becker - June 28) (08/28)
- "My Journey Through French Cinema" (Bertrand Tavernier - Jun 23) (06/23)
- "Lost in Paris" (Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon - June) (06/21)
- "The Death of Louis XIV" (Albert Serra - May) (05/25)
- "Moka" (Frederic Mermoud - April) (08/14)
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** FRENCH FILMS COMING SOON TO U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
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- "Double Lover" (Francois Ozon - February 14) (11/26)
- "The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales" (Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert - Early 2018) (09/02)
- "Gauguin" (Edouard Deluc - March 9) (11/01)
- "The Gardians" (Xavier Beauvois - May 4) (02/17)
- "Let The Corpses Tan" (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani - Summer 2018) (11/07)
- "The Workshop" (Laurent Cantet - Summer 2018) (11/08)
- "Redoubtable" (Michel Hazanavicius - TBA) (09/10)
- "My Boy" (Christian Carion - TBA) (09/21)
- "Based on a True Story" (Roman Polanski - TBA) (05/27)
- "Ismael's Ghosts" (Arnaud Desplechin - TBA) (8/14)
- "Makala" (Emmanuel Gras - Summer 2018) (11/22)
- "A Memoir of War" (Emmanuel Finkiel - Summer 2018) (02/15)
- "Bright Sunshine In" (Claire Denis - TBA) (9/25)
- "Rodin" (Jacques Doillon - TBA) (09/04)
- "Revenge" (Caroline Fargeat - TBA) (09/15)
- "Kings" (Deniz Gamze Ergüven - TBA) (09/17)
- "Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc" (Bruno Dumont - TBA) (09/18)
- "Gabriel and the Mountain" (Fillipe Barbosa - TBA) (11/10)
- "Violent Life" (Thierry de Peretti - TBA) (11/12)
- "12 days" (Raymond Depardon - TBA) (11/14)
- "This is our Land" (Lucas Belvaux - TBA) (11/15)
- "Diving" (Melanie Laurent - TBA) (11/16)
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** MORE ABOUT COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (April 23- May 1st, 2018): www.colcoa.org
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#COLCOA Cinema * Save the date: Opening in U.S. Theaters on May 4th: THE GUARDIANS (Les Gardiennes) a drama co-written and directed by Xavier Beauvois (OF GODS AND MEN) starring Iris Bry, Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, Olivier Rabourdin, Cyril Descours. World Premiere Toronto IFF 2017. A Music Box Films release. Opening in New York on May 4th. Other cities to follow. Official selection Rendez-vous with French Cinema in New York. 
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* Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRB0XY2QTuU
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(1915. The men are at the front, and the women must take on the role of guardians of the farms. A mother, Hortense, a tireless worker, hires Francine, a young orphan from the welfare services to support her, because her own daughter is reluctant to obey. Mutual respect and admiration flourish between Hortense and Francine. But to save the unity of her family, Hortense will have to sacrifice this girl, and pay the price.)
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** FRENCH FILMS RECENTLY RELEASED IN U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
.
- Souvenir (Bavo Defurne - February 2) (12/15)
- The Insult (Ziad Doueiri - Jan 26) (08/29)
- Happy End (Michael Haneke - Dec 22) (12/18)
- Lover For A Day (Philippe Garrel - Jan 12) (09/24)
- Django (Etienne Comar - January 5) (11/13)
- The Dancer (Stéphanie Di Giusto - December 1) (11/05)
- La Belle Noiseuse - 4K restored (Jacques Rivette - November 24) (11/21)
- The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir - November 17) (11/18)
- Felicite (Alain Gomis - October 27) (09/01)
- BPM (Robin Campillo - October 20) (8/30)
- The Paris Opera (Jean-Stéphane Bron - October 18) (10/14)
- Dalida (Lisa Azuelos - October 16) (10/12)
- Faces, Places (Agnes Varda, JR - Oct 6) (10/06)
- Overdrive (Antonio Negret - October 6) (10/13)
- The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - Sep 8) (09/05)
- Fannys Journey (Lola Doillon - Sep 5) (09/16)
- Polina (Valérie Müller, Antonin Preljocaj - Aug 25) (08/22)
- Leap! (Eric Summer and Eric Warin - Aug 25) (08/23)
- Planerarium (Rebecca Zlotowski - Aug 11) (08/16)
- Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello - Aug 11)
- After Love (Joachim Lafosse - Aug 9) (08/24)
- The Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia - Jul 28) (07/28)
- The Girl Without Hands (Sébastien Laudenbach - July) (07/31)
- Valerian (Luc Besson - July 21) (07/20)
- A Kid (Philippe Lioret - COLCOA 2017 - on VOD) (08/11)
- False Confessions (Luc Bondy - July) (07/21)
- The Wound (John Trengove - July) (09/08)
- The Midwife (Martin Provost - July 21) (07/22)
- Le Trou (restored version - Jacques Becker - June 28) (08/28)
- My Journey Through French Cinema (Bertrand Tavernier - Jun 23) (06/23)
- Lost in Paris (Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon - June) (06/21)
- The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra - May) (05/25)
- Moka (Frederic Mermoud - April) (08/14)
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** FRENCH FILMS COMING SOON TO U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
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- Double Lover (Francois Ozon - February 14) (11/26)
- The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert - Early 2018) (09/02)
- Gauguin (Edouard Deluc - March 9) (11/01)
- The Gardians (Xavier Beauvois - May 4) (02/17)
- Let The Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani - Summer 2018) (11/07)
- The Workshop (Laurent Cantet - Summer 2018) (11/08)
- Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius - TBA) (09/10)
- My Boy (Christian Carion - TBA) (09/21)
- Based on a True Story (Roman Polanski - TBA) (05/27)
- Ismaels Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin - TBA) (8/14)
- Makala (Emmanuel Gras - Summer 2018) (11/22)
- A Memoir of War (Emmanuel Finkiel - Summer 2018) (02/15)
- Bright Sunshine In (Claire Denis - TBA) (9/25)
- Rodin (Jacques Doillon - TBA) (09/04)
- Revenge (Caroline Fargeat - TBA) (09/15)
- Kings (Deniz Gamze Ergüven - TBA) (09/17)
- Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont - TBA) (09/18)
- Gabriel and the Mountain (Fillipe Barbosa - TBA) (11/10)
- Violent Life (Thierry de Peretti - TBA) (11/12)
- 12 days (Raymond Depardon - TBA) (11/14)
- This is our Land (Lucas Belvaux - TBA) (11/15)
- Diving (Melanie Laurent - TBA) (11/16)
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** MORE ABOUT COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (April 23- May 1st, 2018): www.colcoa.org

During the shooting of "R.A.I.D. Special Unit" director Dany Boon had high praise for the men and women of France's real-life RAID unit, calling them "very brave, very courageous and humble" during a Q&A at COLCOA 2017: buff.ly/2odREH5 ... See MoreSee Less

During the shooting of R.A.I.D. Special Unit director Dany Boon had high praise for the men and women of Frances real-life RAID unit, calling them very brave, very courageous and humble during a Q&A at COLCOA 2017: https://buff.ly/2odREH5

Nicolas Bedos and Doria Tillier drew inspiration from their own romantic lives when making the film "Mr. & Mrs. Adelman", winner of the 2017 COLCOA Audience Award and now nominated for two 2018 Académie des César Awards.

For more from the enchanting duo, check out our Q&A following the North American premiere of their film at COLCOA 2017: buff.ly/2F2A2pD
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Nicolas Bedos and Doria Tillier drew inspiration from their own romantic lives when making the film Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, winner of the 2017 COLCOA Audience Award and now nominated for two 2018 Académie des César Awards.

For more from the enchanting duo, check out our Q&A following the North American premiere of their film at COLCOA 2017: https://buff.ly/2F2A2pD

Save the date! * #COLCOA Cinema *** Amazing performance of Melanie Thierry in Marguerite Duras' "La Douleur" film adaptation, coming to U.S. theaters in Summer 2018: "A MEMOIR OF WAR", co-written and directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, starring Melanie Thierry ("The Princess of Montpensier"), Benoit Magimel ("The Piano Teacher"), Benjamin Biolay ("Personal Shopper") A Music Box Films release. coming to Us. theaters in Summer 2018.
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* Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3CbOilBGrE
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(As Duras, Mélanie Thierry’s face is a transfixing canvas of emotion. Both she and her husband, the writer Robert Antelme, were members of the Resistance living in Nazi-occupied Paris. Desperate for news of Robert who has been arrested by the Germans and sent to Dachau, she enters into a high-risk game of psychological cat and mouse with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel). But as the months wear on without word of the man she loves, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable. Through subtly expressionistic images and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, director Emmanuel Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.)
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** FRENCH FILMS RECENTLY RELEASED IN U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
.
- "Souvenir" (Bavo Defurne - February 2) (12/15)
- "The Insult" (Ziad Doueiri - Jan 26) (08/29)
- "Happy End" (Michael Haneke - Dec 22) (12/18)
- "Lover For A Day" (Philippe Garrel - Jan 12) (09/24)
- "Django" (Etienne Comar - January 5) (11/13)
- "The Dancer" (Stéphanie Di Giusto - December 1) (11/05)
- "La Belle Noiseuse" - 4K restored (Jacques Rivette - November 24) (11/21)
- "The Crime of Monsieur Lange" (Jean Renoir - November 17) (11/18)
- "Felicite" (Alain Gomis - October 27) (09/01)
- "BPM" (Robin Campillo - October 20) (8/30)
- "The Paris Opera" (Jean-Stéphane Bron - October 18) (10/14)
- "Dalida" (Lisa Azuelos - October 16) (10/12)
- "Faces, Places" (Agnes Varda, JR - Oct 6) (10/06)
- "Overdrive" (Antonio Negret - October 6) (10/13)
- "The Unknown Girl" (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - Sep 8) (09/05)
- "Fanny's Journey" (Lola Doillon - Sep 5) (09/16)
- "Polina" (Valérie Müller, Antonin Preljocaj - Aug 25) (08/22)
- "Leap!" (Eric Summer and Eric Warin - Aug 25) (08/23)
- "Planerarium" (Rebecca Zlotowski - Aug 11) (08/16)
- "Nocturama" (Bertrand Bonello - Aug 11)
- "After Love" (Joachim Lafosse - Aug 9) (08/24)
- "The Land of the Moon" (Nicole Garcia - Jul 28) (07/28)
- "The Girl Without Hands" (Sébastien Laudenbach - July) (07/31)
- "Valerian" (Luc Besson - July 21) (07/20)
- "A Kid" (Philippe Lioret - COLCOA 2017 - on VOD) (08/11)
- "False Confessions" (Luc Bondy - July) (07/21)
- "The Wound" (John Trengove - July) (09/08)
- "The Midwife" (Martin Provost - July 21) (07/22)
- "Le Trou" (restored version - Jacques Becker - June 28) (08/28)
- "My Journey Through French Cinema" (Bertrand Tavernier - Jun 23) (06/23)
- "Lost in Paris" (Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon - June) (06/21)
- "The Death of Louis XIV" (Albert Serra - May) (05/25)
- "Moka" (Frederic Mermoud - April) (08/14)
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** FRENCH FILMS COMING SOON TO U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
.
- "Double Lover" (Francois Ozon - February 14) (11/26)
- "The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales" (Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert - Early 2018) (09/02)
- "Gauguin" (Edouard Deluc - March 9) (11/01)
- "Let The Corpses Tan" (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani - Summer 2018) (11/07)
- "The Workshop" (Laurent Cantet - Summer 2018) (11/08)
- "Redoubtable" (Michel Hazanavicius - TBA) (09/10)
- "My Boy" (Christian Carion - TBA) (09/21)
- "Based on a True Story" (Roman Polanski - TBA) (05/27)
- "Ismael's Ghosts" (Arnaud Desplechin - TBA) (8/14)
- "Makala" (Emmanuel Gras - Summer 2018) (11/22)
- "A Memoir of War" (Emmanuel Finkiel - Summer 2018) (02/15)
- "Bright Sunshine In" (Claire Denis - TBA) (9/25)
- "Rodin" (Jacques Doillon - TBA) (09/04)
- "Revenge" (Caroline Fargeat - TBA) (09/15)
- "The Gardians" (Xavier Beauvois - TBA) (11/03)
- "Kings" (Deniz Gamze Ergüven - TBA) (09/17)
- "Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc" (Bruno Dumont - TBA) (09/18)
- "Gabriel and the Mountain" (Fillipe Barbosa - TBA) (11/10)
- "Violent Life" (Thierry de Peretti - TBA) (11/12)
- "12 days" (Raymond Depardon - TBA) (11/14)
- "This is our Land" (Lucas Belvaux - TBA) (11/15)
- "Diving" (Melanie Laurent - TBA) (11/16)
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** MORE ABOUT COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (April 23- May 1st, 2018): www.colcoa.org
... See MoreSee Less

Save the date! * #COLCOA Cinema *** Amazing performance of Melanie Thierry in Marguerite Duras La Douleur film adaptation,  coming to U.S. theaters in Summer 2018: A MEMOIR OF WAR, co-written and directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, starring Melanie Thierry (The Princess of Montpensier), Benoit Magimel (The Piano Teacher), Benjamin Biolay (Personal Shopper) A Music Box Films release. coming to Us. theaters in Summer 2018.
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* Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3CbOilBGrE
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(As Duras, Mélanie Thierry’s face is a transfixing canvas of emotion. Both she and her husband, the writer Robert Antelme, were members of the Resistance living in Nazi-occupied Paris. Desperate for news of Robert who has been arrested by the Germans and sent to Dachau, she enters into a high-risk game of psychological cat and mouse with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel). But as the months wear on without word of the man she loves, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable. Through subtly expressionistic images and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, director Emmanuel Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers.)
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** FRENCH FILMS RECENTLY RELEASED IN U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
.
- Souvenir (Bavo Defurne - February 2) (12/15)
- The Insult (Ziad Doueiri - Jan 26) (08/29)
- Happy End (Michael Haneke - Dec 22) (12/18)
- Lover For A Day (Philippe Garrel - Jan 12) (09/24)
- Django (Etienne Comar - January 5) (11/13)
- The Dancer (Stéphanie Di Giusto - December 1) (11/05)
- La Belle Noiseuse - 4K restored (Jacques Rivette - November 24) (11/21)
- The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir - November 17) (11/18)
- Felicite (Alain Gomis - October 27) (09/01)
- BPM (Robin Campillo - October 20) (8/30)
- The Paris Opera (Jean-Stéphane Bron - October 18) (10/14)
- Dalida (Lisa Azuelos - October 16) (10/12)
- Faces, Places (Agnes Varda, JR - Oct 6) (10/06)
- Overdrive (Antonio Negret - October 6) (10/13)
- The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - Sep 8) (09/05)
- Fannys Journey (Lola Doillon - Sep 5) (09/16)
- Polina (Valérie Müller, Antonin Preljocaj - Aug 25) (08/22)
- Leap! (Eric Summer and Eric Warin - Aug 25) (08/23)
- Planerarium (Rebecca Zlotowski - Aug 11) (08/16)
- Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello - Aug 11)
- After Love (Joachim Lafosse - Aug 9) (08/24)
- The Land of the Moon (Nicole Garcia - Jul 28) (07/28)
- The Girl Without Hands (Sébastien Laudenbach - July) (07/31)
- Valerian (Luc Besson - July 21) (07/20)
- A Kid (Philippe Lioret - COLCOA 2017 - on VOD) (08/11)
- False Confessions (Luc Bondy - July) (07/21)
- The Wound (John Trengove - July) (09/08)
- The Midwife (Martin Provost - July 21) (07/22)
- Le Trou (restored version - Jacques Becker - June 28) (08/28)
- My Journey Through French Cinema (Bertrand Tavernier - Jun 23) (06/23)
- Lost in Paris (Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon - June) (06/21)
- The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra - May) (05/25)
- Moka (Frederic Mermoud - April) (08/14)
.
** FRENCH FILMS COMING SOON TO U.S. THEATERS (+ last post date):
.
- Double Lover (Francois Ozon - February 14) (11/26)
- The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert - Early 2018) (09/02)
- Gauguin (Edouard Deluc - March 9) (11/01)
- Let The Corpses Tan (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani - Summer 2018) (11/07)
- The Workshop (Laurent Cantet - Summer 2018) (11/08)
- Redoubtable (Michel Hazanavicius - TBA) (09/10)
- My Boy (Christian Carion - TBA) (09/21)
- Based on a True Story (Roman Polanski - TBA) (05/27)
- Ismaels Ghosts (Arnaud Desplechin - TBA) (8/14)
- Makala (Emmanuel Gras - Summer 2018) (11/22)
- A Memoir of War (Emmanuel Finkiel - Summer 2018) (02/15)
- Bright Sunshine In (Claire Denis - TBA) (9/25)
- Rodin (Jacques Doillon - TBA) (09/04)
- Revenge (Caroline Fargeat - TBA) (09/15)
- The Gardians (Xavier Beauvois - TBA) (11/03)
- Kings (Deniz Gamze Ergüven - TBA) (09/17)
- Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont - TBA) (09/18)
- Gabriel and the Mountain (Fillipe Barbosa - TBA) (11/10)
- Violent Life (Thierry de Peretti - TBA) (11/12)
- 12 days (Raymond Depardon - TBA) (11/14)
- This is our Land (Lucas Belvaux - TBA) (11/15)
- Diving (Melanie Laurent - TBA) (11/16)
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** MORE ABOUT COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (April 23- May 1st, 2018): www.colcoa.org

Happy Valentine's Day / Bonne Saint Valentin! Remember to make space for love today~ 💙♡❤️

Director Lisa Azuelos and actress Sveva Alviti discuss the pursuit of love and success through the lens of "Dalida" during an exclusive interview at COLCOA 2017: www.facebook.com/COLCOAFESTIVAL/videos/1688761644484368/
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Happy Valentines Day / Bonne Saint Valentin! Remember to make space for love today~ 💙♡❤️

Director Lisa Azuelos and actress Sveva Alviti discuss the pursuit of love and success through the lens of Dalida during an exclusive interview at COLCOA 2017: https://www.facebook.com/COLCOAFESTIVAL/videos/1688761644484368/
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