The competition in Deauville (Sept 3-12) will include American films ranging from Debra Granik’s Sundance winning drama Winter’s Bone to Cannes Critics Week selection The Myth of the American Sleepover to Diego Luna’s directorial debut feature, Abel.
The competition selections so far (the festival said it may add one or two more films in coming weeks) are:
Abel, dir. Diego Luna
Buried, dir. Rodrigo Cortés
Cyrus, dirs. Jay & Mark Duplass
Holy Rollers, dir. Kevin Asch
Mother and Child, dir. Rodrigo Garcia
The Dry Land, dir. Ryan Piers Williams
The Joneses, dir. Derrick Borte
The Myth of the American Sleepover, dir. David Robert Mitchell
Two Gates of Sleep, dir. Alistair Banks Griffin
Welcome to The Rileys, dir. Jake Scott
Winter’s Bone, dir. Debra Granik
The feature films jury, which will be led by French actress Emmanuelle Beart, will also include actress Jeanne Balibar, writer/director Lucas Belvaux, writer/director Faouzi Bensaidi, writer/director/actress Christine Citti, writer/director Fabrice du Welz, writer/director Tony Gatlif, actor Denis Lavant, writer/director Abderrahmane Sissako, and one additional juror to be named later.
For the jury of the Cartier Most Promising Newcomer Award, the chair is French writer/director Manuel Pradal with jurors actor Jonathan Lambert, writer/director Emma Luchini, actress Roxane Mesquida, and author/actor Sebastien Thiery.
The Deauville American Film Festival is giving a special spotlight on TV series for this year’s 36th annual festival.
Deauville Season 1 will concentrate on professional screenwriting through masterclasses, meetings and screenings of cult TV series and forthcoming shows.
Also new in Deauville this year, the festival competition will run an extra day, from September 5-11. Sunday will be a day of screenings. Throughout the festival, more than 100 films will screen.