The Deauville American Film Festival has announced a line-up including Despicable Me, The Debt and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and tributes to Annette Bening, Terry Gilliam and Gregg Araki.
The festival, which runs September 3-12 in the French beach resort, unveiled 14 titles for its Premieres section (more are to be announced soon): joining Despicable Me, The Debt and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger will be Exit Through the Gift Shop, Get Low, The Company Men, Twelve, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, The Kids Are All Right, Kaboom, 3 Backyards, Every Day, Meet Monica Velours, The Imperialists Are Still Alive! and The Runaways.
The festival’s Annette Bening tribute will incorporate screenings of eight of the actress’ films, from Valmont to The Kids Are All Right. The Gregg Araki salute will take in eight of the director’s films, from The Living End to Kaboom. Films to be included in the Terry Gilliam tribute will be announced later, as will other tribute honourees.
Documentaries set to screen in the festival’s Uncle Sam’s Docs section include American Grindhouse, Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Smash His Camera, Teenage Paparazzo and Waking Sleeping Beauty.
The festival’s Lucien Barriere Book Prize will go to Joyce Carol Oates (who will be in attendance) for her Marilyn Monroe-inspired novel Blonde.
The Prix Michel D’Ornano for first French film will go to Angele et Tony, written and directed by Alix Delaporte and produced by Helene Cases for Lionceau Films.
Full details at www.festival-deauville.com.