May 25, 2022

Deauville 2021: the festival announces 5 film events

The 47th Deauville American Film Festival, which will be held from September 3 to 12, begins to unveil its programming. Four event films have just been announced, with a fifth “surprise film” which should delight festival-goers.

Deauville, American cinema, but not only …

The Deauville festival continues to be an interesting event for followers of American cinema. Even if for several years the programming is less prestigious, with a big competition from Toronto and Venice, the festival still allows to discover a rich independent cinema. But also elsewhere. Indeed, already during the previous edition the organizers had included several French films (such as Teddy, The 2 Alfred, Men or ADN). Rebelote for this year which promises to be exciting with French films presented in world premieres.

But in addition to the French, the competition, independent films and documentaries, five film events have just been announced by the festival.

A bit of Cannes and Venice

First, two films presented during the Cannes film festival will be in Deauville. The festival continues its partnership to offer festival-goers some films from the Croisette. So this year there will be Sean Penn’s new film, Flag Day, as well as Stillwater with Matt Damon and Camille Cottin. We are already dreaming of a presence of Matt Damon in Deauville, with why not a tribute paid to the actor …

Jennifer (Dylan Penn) – Flag Day ©2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc

Also, the Deauville festival offered The Card Counter, present him in the official competition of the Venice Film Festival. This new film by Paul Schrader features Oscar Isaac as a former military man who has become addicted to poker.

Finally, City of Lies, with Johnny Depp as an inspector in charge of investigating the assassinations of rappers The Notorious BIG and Tupac Shakur, completes this first series of films. In its press release, the festival specifies that a “long-awaited surprise film will fill cinema lovers“. We would be ready to put a small coin on Dune by Denis Villeneuve, scheduled in theaters on September 15, but nothing is certain.