2008 • 34th edition

From 5th to 14th Sep­tem­ber 2008.
Ded­i­cat­ed to the recent­ly depart­ed Syd­ney Pol­lack, the 2008 Fes­ti­val pre­sent­ed a com­plete col­lec­tion of the films shot by anoth­er direc­tor close to the Festival’s its heart, Spike Lee. As a com­ple­ment to the enthu­si­as­tic and movie-lov­ing trib­utes that the Fes­ti­val ded­i­cat­ed to Park­er Posey, Ed Har­ris, and Mitchell Leisen, a new sec­tion, “Wide Angle”, shone a spot­light on the indi­vid­ual work of a fig­ure from Amer­i­can cin­e­ma: for its first year, “Wide Angle” wel­comed the direc­tor Charles Bur­nett.

Affiche de la 34e édition du Festival du Cinéma Américain de Deauville

The Jury

Car­ole Bou­quet (Prési­dente), Édouard Baer, François Damiens, Ronit Elk­a­betz, Diane Fleri, Pierre Jolivet, Cédric Kahn, Cris­t­ian Mungiu, Leonor Sil­veira, Dean Tavoularis

Revelation Jury

Zoe Cas­savetes (Pres­i­dent), Diastème, Léa Druck­er, Jalil Les­pert, Ara Starck


Grand Prize : THE VISITOR Tom McCarthy
Jury’s Prize : BALLAST Lance Hammer
The most promis­ing new­com­er prize : BALLAST Lance Hammer
Crit­ics Award : GARDENS OF THE NIGHT Dami­an Harris

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