Annette Bening, Terry Gilliam and Gregg Araki will be guests of honor at the Deauville American Film Festival, which unspools Sept. 3-12.
All three will have retrospectives, with Bening and Araki presenting new work in advance of general release in Gaul. Bening has “Mother and Child” in competition and “The Kids Are All Right” as a preview. Helmer Araki will introduce “Kaboom.”
The fest announced Monday the world premiere for John Madden’s “The Debt,” which is also slated to play at Toronto in September. The thriller stars Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren and Jessica Chastain as former Israeli agents haunted by a 1965 mission to capture a Nazi war criminal.
Also unspooling are Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” Joel Schumacher’s “Twelve” and the locally dubbed version of “Despicable Me.”
Indie fare includes Richard Levine’s “Every Day” with Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt, and Keith Bearden’s “Meet Monica Velour” with Kim Cattrall.
The fest’s Uncle Sam’s Docs sidebar has an introspective feel with Leon Gast’s “Smash His Camera” and Adrian Grenier’s “Teenage Paparazzo” — both lifting the lid on the celebrity press.