The festival supports the actors’ rallying to the screenwriters’ strike, although it suffers the consequences. Peter Dinklage and Natalie Portman canceled their attendance, as did Jude Law and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who should have come to receive a tribute. However, despite these withdrawals, we maintain the programming and the ceremonies in their honor.
It is in this context of resistance that we wrote the story of this edition, where independent cinema prepares for the future in a rapidly changing industry.
The essential remains the works, the public will be able to discover them and meet the directors, the majority of whom will be present. We include among us Todd Haynes, Rebecca Miller, Sophie Barthes… Twenty-four directors, twelve of whom are in competition, will walk the red carpet in Deauville. Without forgetting Jerry Schatzberg, to whom Guillaume Canet will pay tribute.