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The Deauville Film Festival, which showcases American cinema in the titular Normandy resort town in northern France, will again honor several veterans and young stars this year, including Chloe Grace Moretz, Daniel Radcliffe and Stanley Tucci.
As previously announced, the festival will pay tribute to Michael Moore, who will screen his latest film, Where to Invade Next, and James Franco, who co-stars in Andrew Neel’s competition title, Goat, and whose John Steinbeck adaptation, In Dubious Battle, will make a pit stop in Deauville between Venice and Toronto.
Deauville also will celebrate the accomplishments of The Devil Wears Prada star Tucci, who will be present, like Moore and Franco, for a small retrospective of his films.
Under its Nouvel Hollywood/Hollywood Rising Stars banner, the annual French celebration of American cinema will again honor two young stars: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’s Grace Moretz and Radcliffe, whose latest feature, Imperium, will screen in the Premiere section.
The festival, in its 42nd edition this year, will open Sept. 2 with Brad Furman’s The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston.
A lineup of a good dozen movies — dominated by Sundance breakouts, including Ira Sachs’ Little Men; Certain Women from Kelly Reichardt; Sing Street by John Carney and Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic — will be vying for the Grand Prix and Prix du Jury in the fest’s competition section and also will be eligible for the Prix de la Critique and Prix du Public, the festival’s critics’ and audience awards.
The jury is headed this year by Frederic Mitterrand, the former French minister of culture and a writer, producer and director. It also includes actresses Francoise Arnoul, Sara Forestier and Ana Girardot; actor Eric Elmosnino; writer Douglas Kennedy; and writer-directors Radu Mihaileanu, Marjane Satrapi and Emmanuel Mouret.
A separate jury will award a Revelation Prize to the “most innovative feature” in competition.
The opening film, The Infiltrator, is part of the non-competitive Premieres section that also includes David McKenzie’s acclaimed Hell or High Water; John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone, headlined by Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena, and Todd Phillips’ War Dogs, with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, which will close the festival Sept. 11.
Here is the complete Deauville competition lineup:
Little Men, directed by Ira Sachs
Captain Fantastic, directed by Matt Ross
Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt
Christine, directed by Antonio Campos
Complete Unknown, directed by Joshua Marston
The Fits, directed by Anna Rose Holmer
The Free World, directed by Jason Lew
Goat, directed by Andrew Neel
Mean Dreams, directed by Nathan Morlando
Sing Street, directed by John Carney
Wiener Dog, directed by Todd Solondz
Teenage Cocktail, directed by John Carchietta
The Transfiguration, directed by Michael O’Shea
Transpecos, directed by Greg Kwedar
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