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COLCOA French Film Festival to open with Omar Sy in 'Monsieur Chocolat'

COLCOA French Film Festival to open with Omar Sy in 'Monsieur Chocolat'

The COLCOA French Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a program that will include 70 films and television series. Running from April 18-26 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the 2016 edition of the festival will include four world premieres, seven international premieres, 19 North American or U.S. premieres and 17 West Coast premieres. Organizers say it is now the largest event dedicated to French films and television in the world.

The festival will open with the North American premiere of “Monsieur Chocolat,” directed by Roschdy Zem and starring Omar Sy in the a bio-pic of Rafael Padilla, a former slave who became a clown...

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