‘La Belle Epoque’ to close Colcoa French Film Fest



The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced that the acclaimed dramedy La Belle Epoque, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival, will close this year’s Colcoa French Film festival.

Its North American premiere on September 7 at Toronto International Film Festival.

Starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, and Fanny Ardant, the film is an ingenious, time-traveling romantic farce involving a theatrical troupe that meticulously creates historical reenactments and a misanthrope who longs to re-experience the most significant moment of his life.

It’s the second feature from writer/director Nicolas Bedos. He was introduced to a North American audience at Colcoa in 2017 where his first film, Mr and Mrs Adelman won the Audience Award.

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Produced by Francois Kraus and Denis Pineau-Valencienne (Les Films du Kiosque), La Belle Epoque has been sold by Pathe Films in more than 35 countries worldwide.

The film will open in France, Belgium and Switzerland on November 6.

Nicolas Bedos will attend Colcoa as well as filmmakers including Ladj Ly (Les Miserables – Opening Film), Costa-Gavras (Adults in the Room), Jeanne Herry (In Safe Hands), Alexis Michalik (Cyrano, My Love), Claire Burger (Focus on a Filmmaker), Mounia Meddour (Papicha) and Eric Metayer (Little Tickles) among others.

Colcoa runs at the newly renovated Directors Guild of America Theater from Monday, September 23 – Saturday, September 28.

SOURCE: The Mesulum Group


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