Deauville Film Festival: what will be the 13 films in competition next September?

The Deauville American festival that will take place from September 3 to 12, 2021, and will be chaired by Charlotte Gainsbourg, unveiled the 13 films, among the 70 submitted, that will be part of the competition.

Cette list of longs-métrages is “traversée de rires, de peur, de violence, de voyeurisme, de quête de soi, de sensualité, et parfois de nobles sentiments, tous traduisant le genre et les émotions d’aujourd’hui”, annoncent organizers.

Among these thirteen chosen, moviegoers will recognize feature films that already set the mood last May at the Cannes Film Festival: Sean Baker’s Red Rocket, about the return to his hometown of a fallen porn star, and Justin’s Blue Bayou Chon (A selection of some consideration).

Also competing Down with the King by Diego Ongaro, with hip-hop star Freddie Gibbs (out of competition. In Cannes), John and the hole by Pascual Sisto, who was part of the 2020 Cannes selection, but also La Preie d ‘a shadow by David Bruckner (which will be released in France on September 15), as well as Pleasure by Swedish director Ninja Thyberg, a film that will be released in France in October with a ban for those under 18 years of age. And for good reason, it follows the setbacks of a young Swedish woman who wants to make a career in porn.

Acclaimed by American critics, Michael Sarnoski’s Pig will also participate. It will mark the return of Nicolas Cage in a major role. The film tells the story of a former star chef who is secluded in the forest and searches for his kidnapped truffle-digging pig.

The 47th Deauville Festival competition will also host Catch the Fair One, a Josef Kubota Wladyka (Narcos) film spotted in Tribeca, about a boxer’s journey in search of his missing sister; Lauren Hadaway’s The Novice, about a student who joins her college rowing team and discovers the ravages of high-performance racing; the black comedy Potato Dreams of America about a boy and his mother from the USSR trying to find asylum in the United States; We burn like this in a Jewish woman threatened by neo-Nazis in Montana and Tim Sutton’s The Last Son in a ruthless outlaw who will do everything possible so that the sinister prophecy that announces that he will be murdered by one of his children does not come true. .

It should be noted that Out of Competition, the festival will present in particular Brad Furman’s City of Lies, about the investigation into the death of rapper Notorious Big in which Johnny Depp plays a policeman, Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater with Camille Camille Cottin and Matt Damon in Desperate Father, The Card Counter, Paul Schrader’s crime flick with Oscar Isaac as a man addicted to poker, or even Sean Penn’s flag day. Deauville also promises a “long-awaited surprise film that will satisfy fans of cinema and science fiction.”

Pig by Michael Sarnoski

Blue Bayou by Justin Chon

Catch the Righteous by Josef Kubota Wladyka

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