Deauville Festival 2022: Arnaud Desplechin at the head of the jury


Passing through Cannes, where he presents Brother and sisterhis latest film, the 61-year-old director will take over from Charlotte Gainsbourg in September as president of the event.

The most eclectic Roubaisien of the seventh art will personally welcome the stars of the New World. Invited to the Cannes Film Festival, where he presented his latest feature film on Saturday, Brother and sister the director Arnaud Desplechin was appointed president of the 48and edition of the Deauville American Film Festival, the organizers of the Norman event announced on Sunday.

“We were impatiently waiting for him to be available to take this singularly French look at American cinema”said in a press release the organizers of the Deauville festival, whose next edition will be held from September 2 to 11, 2022. The director ofA Christmas tale, Ishmael’s Ghosts , Roubaix, a light or Deception will succeed at the head of the jury to Charlotte Gainsbourg, president of the previous edition. The list of films scheduled has not yet been revealed by the festival management.

Last September, the 47and edition of the Deauville festival was notably marked by the preview of the Dunes by Denis Villeneuve and The Card Counter by Paul Schrader. Among the films in competition, the jury had distinguished with its grand prize Down with the King , a melancholic comedy by Diego Ongaro. Two feature films dedicated to the porn industry, pleasure and Red Rocket , shared the jury prize. Already embroiled in a long legal dispute with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, American actor Johnny Depp was one of the guests of honor at this latest edition of the event, on the occasion of the release of City of Lies .

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