The 49th edition of the American Film Festival will be held from September 1 to 10, 2023, in the midst of a strike by Hollywood actors.
15 days from the start of Deauville American Film Festival, the complete section has just been unveiled. This year, with the strike of screenwriters and actors in Hollywood, the event will have to adapt. In particular, it will be necessary to do without the arrival of Natalie Portmanwho had to be present in Normandy to receive the Deauville Talent Award. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Cyrano) also canceled his visit.
The Festival will open with the new film by Karim Aïnouz, The Queen’s Game. Presented at the last Cannes Film Festival, the feature film follows Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII, both played by Alicia Vikander and Jude Law.
In the list of selected films, we find in particular Blood for Dust, by Rod Blackhurst with Kit Harington and Josh Lucas. Ariana DeBose, Oscar winner in 2022 for West Side Storywill be featured in ISS (by Gabriela Cowperthwaite) depicting intense tension on the International Space Station, as a global conflict erupts on Earth. Jesse Eisenberg plays an Uber driver in manodrome by John Trengove, alongside Adrien Brody and Odessa Young.
Will also be screened: Golda by Guy Nattiv, with Helen Mirren and Camille Cottin, The area of interest in which Sandra Hüller and Christian Friedel play the Höss couple, whose husband is none other than the commander of Auschwitz. After May-December (with Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore), she came to me (featuring Anne Hathaway, Peter Dinklage, and Marisa Tomei on screen), and The Pod Generation by Sophie Barthes (with Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor), the Festival will close with Joikaa biopic about Joy Womack, the second American to have joined the Bolshoi Ballet Academy (with Talia Ryder, Diane Kruger and Isabelle Huppert).
Apart from the screenings, a few meetings will be organised. Especially with Carole Bouquetwho will discuss his vision of American cinema by evoking his experiences and collaborations, but also Luc Besson, scheduled for his latest film Dogman. Also, the public will be able to discuss with Kyle Eastwood, musician and actor behind the soundtrack of Invictus And Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood’s son will be present for the release of his new album, and the preview screening of the documentary Eastwood Symphonic: A Family Affairby Fabien Raymond and Pierre Carron.
The Festival will take place from September 1 to 10.
Guillaume Canet will be the president of the jury of the Deauville Festival 2023
The complete selection:
In the “Competition” section:
- Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universeby Aitch Alberto
- Blood for Dustby Rod Blackhurst
- Cold Copyby Roxine Helberg
- Fremont, by Babak Jalali
- ISS, by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
- Life according to Annby Joanna Arnow
- Laroyby Shane Atkinson
- manodromeby John Trengove
- Past Lives, our past livesby Celine Song
- runnerby Marian Mathias
- Summer Solsticeby Noah Schamus
- The Graduatesby Hannah Peterson
- The Sweet East, by Sean Price Williams
- Waywardby Jacquelyn Frohlich
In the “Firsts” section:
- The Queen’s Gameby Karim Aïnouz – Opening Film
- DogmanLuc Besson
- fancy danceby Erica Tremblay
- Fitting inby Molly McGlynn
- Goldaby Guy Nativ
- Joikaby James Napier – Closing Film
- The area of interestby Jonathan Glazer
- Inseparableby Jérémie Degruson – Screening for young audiences
- May December, by Todd Haynes
- she came to meby Rebecca Miller
- The pod generationby Sophie Barthes