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Audrey Tautou in L'Odyssee, directed by
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The 21st annual COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is here, presenting nine days of premieres at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. Some highlights from the first few days of the fest: L’OPÉRA—a documentary about the Paris Opera, and a worthy complement to Frederick Wiseman’s La Danse (2009)—screens Tuesday evening, April 25 at 5 pm. Later that night, rustic […]


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Days of Youth, directed by Yasujirô Ozu
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Before assuming his signature style—restrained domestic dramas shot with an often stationary camera set just below waist level—Yasujiro Ozu had a rich silent period made up of comedies, gangster films, and stories of Japanese family life between the wars. This weekend, as part of their “Hollywood and Holy Wood: Silent Connections Between Los Angeles and […]