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Sundance in France

Vareity has announced that the The Deauville Festival of American Film will be honoring New Orleans during their 32nd annual festival
opening the first of September. With Sundance celebrating number 25, the Deauville has slated a series of films shaped at their labs as well as ten
features all vying for the number one prize. This year’s Deauville will showcase a few productions already theatrically released – Thank You For
Smoking, Little Miss Sunshine, Twelve and Holding and one world premiere – Todd Field’s Little Children. Sharing the “same philosophy” according to Sundance patriarch Robert Redford, The Deauville will host lectures, classes, and
discussions similar to its younger Park City sister.

In Comp:

Dito Monteil’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,”
Paul Fitzgerald’s “Forgiven,”
David Slade’s “Hard Candy,”
Todd Field’s “Little Children,”
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ “Little Miss Sunshine,”
Laurie Collyer’s “Sherrybaby,”
Hilary Brougher’s “Stephanie Daley,”
Jason Reitman’s “Thank You for Smoking,”
Billy Kent’s “The Oh in Ohio”
Michael Cuesta’s “Twelve and Holding.”

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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