The Deauville Festival of American Film has announced itsprogramme for the upcoming 30th anniversary event.
Set to run from September 3 - 12, the festival's jury willbe headed by Claude Lelouch. The director, whose relationship with the seasideNormandy town can be traced back to his seminal film A Man And A Woman, will be surrounded by only female jurors. Theyare: actresses Anouk Aimee, Marie-Josee Croze, Mathilde Seigner and Lio;photographer Bettina Rheims, producer Claudie Ossard; author Daniele Heymannand writer-directors Diane Kurys and Jeanne Labrune.
Les Parisiens, thefirst instalment of Lelouch's planned trilogy Le Genre Humain will open the festival in its world premiere.
The main competition this year celebrates its first decade.The ten films which will compete are: first feature Down To The Bone from Debra Granik, Hal Salwen's
Tributes will be paid to Steven Spielberg who will be inattendance and whose entire body of work will be screened throughout the event,George Lucas who will personally present a new director's cut of
Actors Malcom McDowell and Glenn Close and producersChristine Vachon and Richard D Zanuck will also be the subject of tributes. Amaster class will be given by writer Marc Norman and director Randa Haineswhile special presentations will be made by Mondovino director JonathanNossiter and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.
Author, Jim Harrison will receive the literary award for hisnovel True North. The Prix MichelD'Ornano this year goes to Eleonore Faucher for her Critics' Week winner
Films set to debut at the festival include Michael Meyer's
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings, theentirety of HBO miniseries Band OfBrothers will be screened along with Ike:Countdown To D-Day. Other special screenings include HBO's heavily Emmynominated Angels In America and ToddSolondz's Palindromes.
The two year old documentary section will include