With only a trio of films from this year’s Sundance Dramatic Comp selected, this year’s Deauville Film Festival has lassoed American indie films from a little bit everywhere. The competition of thirteen films dates back to last year’s TIFF (with Montana Story) to more recent fare with well-received trio from Cannes with The Silent Twins, War Pony and one of the best critically received films on the Croisette this year with Charlotte Welles’ Aftersun (featured in the image above). The 48th edition takes place pretty much at the same time as the Venice Film Festival – from September 2nd to the 11th.
The jury is comprised of Arnaud Desplechin, Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Pierre Deladonchamps, Léa Drucker, Yasmina Khadra, Alex Lutz, Marine Vacth and Sophie Letourneur – who we thought might be ready to premiere Voyages en Italie in 2022 – but will likely push that into 2023. Other films will be unveiled in the weeks to come. Here are the thirteen comp films.
1-800-HOT-NITE by Nick Richey
AFTERSUN by Charlotte Wells – 1st film
DUAL by Riley Stearns
EMILY THE CRIMINAL by John Patton Ford – 1st film
MONTANA STORY by Scott McGehee & David Siegel
OVER/UNDER by Sophia Silver – 1st film
PALM TREES AND POWER LINES by Jamie Dack – 1st film
PEACE IN THE VALLEY by Tyler Riggs
SCRAP by Vivian Kerr – 1st film
STAY AWAKE by Jamie Sisley – 1st film
THE SILENT TWINS by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
WAR PONY by Gina Gammell & Riley Keough – 1st film
WATCHER by Chloe Okuno – 1st film