The Deauville Festival of American Film has announced itscomplete line up for the 31st edition which will run from September2-11 in the Normandy town.
AlainCorneau will head up the jury surrounded by directors Dominik Moll, BrigitteRouan and actors Dominique Blanc and Melvil Poupaud among others.
Ten films make up the main competition, six of them firstfeatures.
The films are: Lodge Kerrigan's Keane, Stuart Gordon's David Mamet adaptation Edmond, Paul Haggis' thriller Crash,Rebecca Miller's The Ballad Of Jack AndRose starring Daniel Day Lewis, Rian Johnson's Brick with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ira Sachs' Forty Shades Of Blue, On TheOuts from Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik, Pretty Persuasion fromMarcos Siega and starring Evan Rachel Wood and Selma Blair, Andy Frickman's
Richard Shephard's TheMatador will open the festival out of competition with star Pierce Brosnanin attendance.
Other highlights include tributes to Ron Howard, JamesToback, Robert Towne and Forest Whittaker. Each is expected to attend.
Premieres include Howard's Cinderella Man which will give way to a boxing film retrospective,Judd Apatow's The 40 Year Old Virgin,Lasse Hallstrom's An
The Panorama section will see Everything Is Illuminated,Liev Schreiber's directorial debut, Steve Buscemi's Lonesome Jim - Buscemi willalso do an extended interview for festival goers - James Toback's
The Uncle Sam's Docs sidebar will screen Ross Jauffman andZana Briski's Born Into Brothels,
The Big Shots Shorts section will screen the debut films ofUS directors Terry Gilliam, George Lucas, Ridley Scott and Robert Zemeckiswhile a screenwriting and film-making master class will be overseen by directorIrwin Winkler.
Veteran author Budd Schulberg will be awarded the literaryprize for his book Sanctuary V.
Finally, as previously announced, the Michel D'Ornano prizewill be handed to Karin Albou for her film LittleJerusalem.