You’ll find humor from around the world at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival with coming-of-age stories, quirky tales of love and even a stand-up comedy event featuring LA’s most original comedic voices. Here’s just a few of the places you can find the funny:
On their summer vacation, single mom Paloma and her teenage son Hector’s unique friendship is tested when Jazmin, a young stranger, vies for Hector’s affections. In his hilarious and touching third feature, acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Fernando Eimbcke explores the growing pains of parenthood and adolescence. Mexico
A live comedy showcase featuring today’s most diverse and original independent comedic voices, with Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, Portlandia) and Jerrod Carmichael (Lucas Bros Moving Co); additional performers to be announced. Hosted by Hasan Minhaj.
Resolutely unlucky at love, L.A. native Ravi Patel decides to put his dating life in the hands of his traditional Indian mom and dad. This uproarious documentary charts Ravi’s misadventures as he endeavors to find a soul mate while striving not to break his parents’ hearts.
A tiny Hungarian-speaking village in Transylvania, where the median age hovers around 80, is the setting for this lyrical, lusty and funny exploration of love and sexuality. Revealing their most intimate secrets to director Àgnes Sòs’ sympathetic camera, this fascinating community of octogenarians proves age is simply a state of mind. Hungary
The Young Kieslowski WRITER/DIRECTOR Kerem Sanga
Nothing says coming-of-age like getting a girl pregnant the first time you have sex. Such is the sorry lot of socially awkward Brian Kieslowski, who comically demonstrates just how daunting rites of passage can be when you have all the wrong moves.
The Los Angeles Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversaryJune 11-19 at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, with a diverse slate of nearly 200 features, shorts and music videos from 40 countries.