Michael Moore to Get Deauville Film Festival Career Honor

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Michael Moore Horizontal - H 2013

The director will host the French premiere of 'Where to Invade Next.'

Michael Moore is set to dazzle in Deauville, as the director will receive the first career tribute of this year's Deauville Film Festival, set to run Sept. 2-11.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker will present the French premiere of his latest documentary, Where to Invade Next, just before it hits screens in France on Sept. 7. 

In Tuesday's announcement, organizers called Moore “an American hero, protecting his country from its worst enemy: The United States."

“From one film to the next, he tries to show how the American dream is built on a mirage,” organizers said, referencing films from Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine and Capitalism: A Love Story.

Moore follows in the footsteps of previous honorees including Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain and Ian McKellen.

As previously announced, the president of the Deauville jury will be former minister of culture Frederic Mitterand, who also is a TV and film producer and director.

Past honorees at Deauville have also included director Michael Bay and producer Lawrence Bender, as well as actress Patricia Clarkson and actor Keanu Reeves.

The festival's lineup is expected to be announced Aug. 23.