Tuesday, April 10, 2012


The annual City of Lights/City of Angels Film Festival brings the best in French cinema over the past year to these shores on April 16 through 23. This year's festival will feature thirty-four feature films and twenty-one shorts and will screen at the Director's Guild of America in West Hollywood.

The opening film will be "My Way"  by director Florent-Emillo Siri. It's a bio-pic about French pop singer, Claude Francois, played by Jeremie Renier, who sold over sixty-seven million albums before his shocking death at the age of thirty-nine.

Other highlights include "Americano",  the directorial debut of Mathieu Demy, the son of noted directors, Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy, "The Well Digger's Daughter", the directorial debut of actor, Daniel Auteuil in which he also stars and "Another Woman's Life", a romantic-comedy starring Juliette Binoche and Mathieu Kassovitz.

There will be tributes to actors, Yves Montand and Julie Delpy and a screening of "Le Sauvage", a restored 1975 film by director Jean-Paul Rappeneau that stars Mr. Montand as a married man who leaves his life behind to live on an island but he is disrupted by the arrival of a runaway bride (Catherine Deneuve).

To see the complete line-up and additional information, please go to:

COL/COA 2012