The Deauville Festival brings Dune, Johnny Depp and Oliver Stone to the stage

Denis Villeneuve’s SF fresco was the film kept secret from this edition which will see Delphine de Vigan and Garance Marillier sit on the jury of Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The organizers of the Deauville American Film Festival had promised a surprise film and they kept their word lavishly. The spectators of the Norman festival which takes place from September 3 to 12 will be able to discover the large SF fresco by Denis Villeneuve which transposes with Timothée Chalamet the cult novel by Frank Herbert. The adaptation, one of the most anticipated feature films of the season, has just been unveiled out of competition in Venice and will also be presented at the Toronto Film Festival where Villeneuve will be honored. In the event of good critical and public reception, Dune should be a major contender in the Oscar race.

The projection of Dune isn’t the only glamorous ad of the day. The Deauville Festival also invites three Hollywood legends on stage. Came fleetingly and very tired in 2019 present Waiting for the barbarians, Johnny Depp will lend himself on September 5, this time, to the game of meetings with festival-goers. Oliver Stone, director of the documentary JFK investigation who delves into the secrets of the assassination of the former US president will do the same. The star of Pirates of the Caribbean, who considers himself ostracized from the studios since his divorce from Amber Heard against a background of domestic violence, will reveal City of Lies by Brad Furman who looks back on the rivalry and the assassination of rappers 2Pac and The Notorious BIG Deauville is the first stage of a media return which will also go through the San Sebastian festival.

Mainstay of American independent cinema Michael Shannon, nominated twice at the Oscars for Revolutionary Road and Nocturnal Animals, will also be present in the Normandy seaside resort to receive the Deauville Talent Award.

The Scandinavian heroes of the Croisette and the last Claude Lelouch

Outraged Dune, Deauville completes its “Première” section where we find the dramas presented at Cannes Stillwater with Matt Damon and Flag Day by and with Sean Penn, with Kate on an outdated contract killer (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Historical narrative A son of the south follows a descendant of the Ku Klux Klan who advocates for civil rights in Sixties America. The Beta Test by former winner Jim Cummings features an agent who receives an indecent proposal. Oslo, with Ruth Wilson (The Affair), delves into the secret discussions of a small committed group made up of Israelis, Palestinians and a Norwegian couple who are secretly leading the negotiations leading to the development of the 1993 Oslo peace accords.

The festival will also host for the second consecutive year some films from the official selection of the Festival de Cannes in “The time of the Croisette“. Among these the poignant Julie (in twelve chapters) which won the interpretation prize for her heroine and revelation Renate Reinsve or Compartment n ° 6, Grand prize in Cannes.

Finally, Deauville will offer a world premiere Love is better than life, presented as the last film of the French director and child of the region Claude Lelouch. For this edition, Bruno Barde is counting on “A significant influx”, similar or a little better than that of last year when the festival brought together 38,000 festival-goers. Normally, the festival welcomes 60,000 people. “My barometer is the rooms“, Professes the director of the festival who sees in his event a”cultural renaissance»Postpandemic.

To assist the president of the jury Charlotte Gainsbourg and decide between the thirteen films of the competition previously announced, Bruno Barde invited the novelist Delphine de Vigan, the directors Bertrand Bonello, Mikhaël Hers, the favorite actress of Julia Ducournau Garance Marillier, his colleague Fatou N ‘Diaye seen in the last OSS, Denis Podalydès, screenwriter Marcia Romano and DJ SebastiAn. The Center International de Deauville (CID) will host the screenings of the 70 films and the theaters will receive the public in “full gauge without any limitation»But with control of the sanitary pass.


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