’24 Hours’ to launch Paris-L.A. film fest

'Small Cuts,' 'His Brother,' 'Father' also to unspool

The seventh edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival will kick off April 7 with “24 Hours in the Life of a Woman,” directed by Laurent Bouhnik. Eleven new features will screen at the Directors Guild of America during the six-day event.

“The City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most anticipated annual events,” said DGA president Martha Coolidge.

The Franco-American Cultural Fund organizes the fest with sponsorship from the DGA, the Writers Guild, the Motion Picture Assn. and French film orgs.

Fest will close April 12 with “Small Cuts,” directed by Pascale Bonitzer and starring Daniel Auteuil and Kirstin Scott Thomas.

Several of the directors will be present for Q&As after the screenings of their films, including Bouhnik, Bonitzer, Patrice Chereau (with “His Brother”), Guillaume Canet (“Mon Idole”), Christophie Ruggia (“The Devils”), Michel Deville (“Almost Peaceful”) and Jacob Berger (“Love Thy Father,” starring Gerard Depardieu).

Also screening are “Monsieur Batignole,” “A Piece of Sky,” Claude Berri’s “A Housekeeper” and multiple-Cesar winner “Try to Remember.”

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