The 13th “City of Lights, City of Angels” French film festival, which opens this evening at the Directors Guild of America, includes the drama “Séraphine,” which won seven César Awards, including best film; the gangster epic “Mesrine: A Film in Two Parts,” which won Césars, including director Jean-Francois Richet and actor Vincent Cassell.
Richet will be doing a Q&A after screening.
The festival will also screen the latest film from veteran filmmaker Costa-Gavras (“Z”), “Eden Is West.”
The festival will present a total of 50 films, including 30 features and 20 shorts, as well as World and International Premieres like the opening night film, “Someone I Loved” (“Je l’aimais”), which will be released in France on May 6, 2009. Starring Daniel Auteuil and Marie-Josée Croze.
The event takes place at the Director’s Guild on Sunset Blvd. and tickets are available at the door, if the event is not sold out.