The 2021 Deauville American Film Festival takes place from September 3 to 12. A large program was offered this year. We take a look at the films to see during this edition.
Spotlight on the Deauville festival
The Deauville American Film Festival is back in 2021 for its 47th edition. As always, American independent cinema is in the spotlight for ten days, but also larger films with big previews. Without forgetting the highlighting of several personalities. This year, New Hollywood Award will be awarded to Dylan Penn, the daughter of Sean Penn in the movie poster Flag Day made by his father. Michael shannon will receive a Deauville Talent Award for his entire career, while public meetings will be organized with Oliver Stone and Johnny Depp.
There will also be to discover documentaries around subjects specific to the United States, but also French films. Indeed, since last year, the organizers have forged a partnership with the Cannes film festival. Thus, some of the films shown on the Croisette will also be shown in Deauville.
Our tips for this year
Among the big selection this year, several films caught our attention. If the festival opens on Friday September 3 with Stillwater, it is especially the competition of the next day that will interest us. More particularly Pleasure, a raw film on the porn industry. Directed by Ninja Thyberg, the film will not be shown to everyone, since it is prohibited for those under 18. Subsequently, the preview of The divide (presented at Cannes) should continue to turn spectators.
Change of mood on Sunday with the screening of the documentary Michael Cimino, an American mirage. A film that we owe to a specialist director in the person of Jean-Baptiste Thoret and which promises to be fascinating.
During the week, we invite you once again to take an interest in the competition. Indeed these films may not be entitled to a release in French theaters thereafter. Otherwise, on the side of the big previews there will be Inexorable by Fabrice Du Welz, the Netflix action movie Kate, or A hero of Asghar Farhadi who was covered with praise during his visit to Cannes. A week concluded on Friday evening with, perhaps the most anticipated film of this edition, Dune.
Finally, in addition to the films of the competition to catch up, the weekend of September 11 and 12 will be marked by the screening in preview of Guermantes by Christophe Honoré.
Find the full program on the festival website here.