City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival (Preview)

It opens Monday with the box-office hit "Service Entrance" and closes with "Nothing to Declare" ("Rien a declare"), the latest comedy from Dany Boon of "Welcome to the Sticks" fame.

The movie theaters in the Directors Guild of America building in Los Angeles go bilingual this week as the 15th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL/COA) French film series takes over those cinemas for the entire week. It opens Monday, April 11 with the box-office hit (nearly two million admissions) Service Entrance and closes the following Sunday with Nothing to Declare (Rien a declare) the latest hit comedy from Dany Boon of Welcome to the Sticks fame.

Two films will be actual world premieres, Low Cost, an anticipated comedy written and directed by Maurice Barthélémy, and Monsieur Papa, a family film starring Kad Merad and Michèle Laroque. A third film, Claude Lelouch’s celebration of his own half-century making films, From One Film to Another, plays April 13, the same day it opens in France.
Several other films, such as My Piece of the Pie and His Mother’s Eyes, have just opened in France.
THR has reviewed many of these films including The Names of Love, which Peter Brunette saw at last year’s Festival de Cannes and enthusiastically called it a “delightful, sexy, and often audacious crowd-pleaser.”
Films previously reviewed by THR are:
The Big Picture
Nothing to Declare
The Sleeping Beauty
The Names of Love
His Mother's Eyes
Lily Sometimes
Love Like Poison
99 Francs
My Piece of the Pie
Little White Lies