COLCOA AFTER 10 SERIES
Every evening, from Tuesday, April 24 to Saturday, April 28, explore new horizons and see French cinema differently with an exclusive program of new French films scheduled just after 10 pm. All films are screened in the Truffaut Theater and presented with English subtitles.
New in 2018: Regular price is only $10 for After 10 screenings ($7 for seniors, disabled, Members of ASC, ICG, SAG, American Cinematheque, Film Independent, Women in Film)
(Please note: After 10 schedule is not compatible with screenings in RENOIR theater at 8:30 pm. Buy or reserve tickets accordingly)
Tuesday, April 24 – 10:15 pm – Truffaut Theater
Dark Comedy, Drama | Special Presentation
Writer, director Samuel Benchetrit and actor Vanessa Paradis in person!
Jacques Blanchot loses everything — his wife, his son, his home, his job. Rejected on all fronts, he basically goes to the dogs! In fact, he becomes one. Or, at least, metamorphoses into definite canine behavior, under the tutelage of a fanatical dog trainer. Stunningly photographed in scope, brilliantly performed by Vincent Macaigne, and adapted from the director’s own novel, Samuel Benchétrit’s spare tragicomic film touches
Wednesday, April 25 – 10:15 pm – Truffaut Theater
Drama | Japan, France | Los Angeles Premiere | World Cinema Produced by France series
Mr. Nakamori is an embittered middle-aged photographer who is slowly going blind. Misako is a young writer struggling to compose expressive audio descriptions of films for the visually impaired. They clash, move closer, fall in love. Naomi Kawase’s luminous new film offers reflections on loss and mortality, delicately sculpting every exquisite ray of sunlight, every sound, every emotional tremor between her two heart-rending protagonists, in this quiet, loving, unfettered celebration of the redemptive power of art and the cinema. The film was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Thursday, April 26 – 10:15 pm – Truffaut Theater
Drama, Biopic | West Coast Premiere
Jeanne Balibar won the César Award for Best Actress for her role as Brigitte, an actress playing real-life chanteuse Barbara, who remains a beloved musical icon in France some 20 years after her death. Brigitte plies her craft, channeling the late singer for the film’s obsessed director… who is played by, none other than, Mathieu Amalric, this film’s real-life director. Add to the mix the fact that Balibar and Amalric have a long professional and personal history and you begin to peel away the many layers of this reflexive cinematic onion. This is not your typical biopic! Rather than attempting to fabricate a pat narrative based on the singer’s life, Amalric prefers to orchestrate a hypnotic pastiche of overlapping gestures, voices and faces.
Friday, April 27 – 10:15 pm – Truffaut Theater
Horror, Fantasy | West Coast Premiere
First-time director Dominique Rocher may have given birth to the first minimalist art-house zombie movie with this adaptation of Pit Agarmen’s novel. Franco-Norwegian musician Sam, played by the melancholy Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st), stops by his ex’s pad to pick up his stuff. But a wild party is raging, so he locks himself in the back room and promptly gets drunk as a skunk… only to awaken the next morning and find that everyone in Paris is dead and zombies are roaming the streets below. Petrified, Sam must figure out how to survive. An in-depth study of loneliness at its most profound, this finely-crafted genre film features the gifted Golshifteh Farahani (Christmas & Co., COLCOA 2018) and the ever-brilliant Denis Lavant (Holy Motors), who was literally born to play the most fascinating zombie ever to walk the earth.
An in-depth study of loneliness at its most profound, this finely-crafted genre film features the gifted Golshifteh Farahani (Christmas & Co., COLCOA 2018) and the ever-brilliant Denis Lavant (Holy Motors), who was literally born to play the most fascinating zombie ever to walk the earth.
Saturday, April 28 – 10:20 pm- Truffaut Theater
Documentary | Lo Angeles Premiere | French NeWave 2.0 Series
“Hollywood, Bollywood, Nothingwood!” proclaims Salim Shaheen. He has been called the “Afghan Ed Wood” and is certainly the war-torn country’s most popular and prolific actor/director/producer. Launching production on his 111th B-movie masterpiece, the exuberant filmmaker travels to a remote village to shoot with his usual ragtag crew of friends, actors, war veterans and his perennial cross-dressing “leading lady.” Armed with a small video camera, a few Kalashnikovs and a box of live ammo, it’s “lights, camera, action!” First-time helmer Sonia Kronlund’s at-times hilarious portrait of this local hero elicits both admiration and affection for Shaheen’s braggadocio, sincere dedication to his oeuvre and guileless belief in the transcendent power of moving pictures.