Costa Gavras to Head Deauville Film Festival Jury

Costa Gavras

The film festival will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a jury comprised of past presidents.

Legendary director Costa Gavras will preside over this year’s jury of the Deauville American Film Festival. 

The Palme d’Or and Oscar-winning director is known for his political thrillers, including 1969’s Z and 1982’s Missing, which garnered nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon and took home the trophy for best screenplay at the Oscars, as well as the Golden Palm that year.

This year will mark the festival’s 40th anniversary. The jury will be comprised exclusively of former jury presidents, including actresses Charlotte Rampling, Sophie Marceau, director Olivier Assayas and new Cannes president Pierre Lescure. The full jury will be announced later.

The festival will be the subject of a film produced by France Televisions and publish a book on its history. The festival has hosted such luminaries as George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Michael Douglas.

The festival will run Sept. 5-14.