Recent Berlin competition entry “Service Entrance” will open the 15th City of Lights, City of Angels French film fest that kicks off April 11 at the Directors Guild.
Laffer “Nothing to Declare” from “Welcome to the Sticks” star and helmer Dany Boon closes the fest April 17, with free screenings of two of the fest’s award winners April 18.
Directed by Philippe Le Guay, comedy “Service Entrance” stars Fabrice Luchini and Sandrine Kiberlain and will be released by Strand in the U.S.
The weeklong fest will include 34 features with two world premieres — “Low Cost,” a comedy written and directed by Marice Barthelemy and family pic “Monsieur Papa.”
Among the other recent Gallic pics showing at Colcoa are the interantional premiere of Cedric Klapisch’s “My Piece of the Pie,” the U.S. premiere of Guillaume Canet’s “Little White Lies” and “His Mother’s Eyes,” starring Catherine Deneuve.
A tribute to Claude Chabrol will include a film selected by Martin Scorsese, while Pierre Schoendoerffer will present the restored version of his film “The 317th Platoon.” The Focus on a Filmmaker homage honors Bertrand Blier.
Tickets for members of the DGA and WGA West, who are among the sponsors of the event, are free, with discounted tickets available to members of several other industry orgs. Go to colcoa.org for the complete schedule.