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The Deauville Film Festival will toast director Terrence Malick alongside the French premiere of his latest film, Knight of Cups, this September.
The elusive Oscar nominee will receive a career tribute during the festival dedicated to American films in the seaside town in northern France. The Tree of Life and To the Wonder will also screen.
“We thought it was the right time to honor a cineaste who places humanism at the heart of his artistic concerns,” said festival creative director Bruno Barde. “We can say that his art is both harmonious and sacred. The experience he offers through his films carry us to that delicious point of going beyond the ‘self’ to the benefit of being, thus making his filmmaking unique, necessary and primordial. He turns our meanderings into the pathways of life.”
Knight of Cups, which premiered at Berlin earlier this year, stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and Imogen Poots.
Blanchett received a career tribute at the festival in 2013, and Tree of Life star Jessica Chastain took home the honor last year.
The festival will open with the all-star Everest, with cast and crew attending, and close with the drug drama Sicario 10 days later.
This year’s festival will run Sept. 4-13, and will also pay tribute to the career of legendary Orson Welles to mark his 100th birthday.
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