Magazine article Screen International

Pattinson, Dern, Goldblum Head to Deauville

Magazine article Screen International

Pattinson, Dern, Goldblum Head to Deauville

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US-focused festival unveils full 2017 line-up.

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The Deauville American Film Festival (Sept 1-10) has unveiled the full line-up of its 43rd edition.

The festival, unfolding in the swanky northern French resort of Deauville, will screen 60 films hailing from the US.

The 14 titles in the main competition include David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, Kurt Voelker’s The Bachelors and Joshua Z. Weinstein’s Brooklyn Yiddish (aka Menashe) as well as Cannes titles Chloé Zhao’s The Rider and Anahita Ghazvininzadeh’s They.

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius is presiding over the jury which includes actress Emmanuelle Devos, playwright Yasmina Reza as well as film-makers Eric Larigau and Alice Winocour.

“The competition reflects an America that is breaking apart, a troubled America, one in which the youth is in search of both its roots and its future,” commented festival director Bruno Barde.

The festival, which is a key launch-pad for US titles being released in France in autumn, will also preview 15 upcoming films in its Les Premieres section.

They include Doug Liman’s Tom Cruise-starrer American Made, which opens the festival, and Destin Daniel Cretton’s The Glass Castle, which is the closing film. Other previews will include Good Time and Kidnap.

Honoree guests

The 43rd second edition will see an illustrious set of US guests hitting Deauville’s famous beachfront broad-walk.

Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Robert Pattinson, Darren Aronofsky and Woody Harrelson are the honoree guests due to attend for retrospective tributes to their work.

Television showcase

Highlights of the festival’s 8th US drama showcase, Deauville Season 8, include a preview screening of HBO’s upcoming series The Deuce revolving around the porn industry in 1970s New York and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. …

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