Night Moves Venice Film Festival

"All Is Lost" and "Stand Clear Of The Closing Door" Win Jury Prize

Kelly Reichardt’s Oregon-set gripping environmental thriller “Night Moves” has won the 39th Deauville American Film Festival Grand Prize.

The Jury nod was awarded to both J.C. Chandor’s “All Is Lost,” which competed at Cannes, and Sam Fleischner’s Tribeca-preeming “Stand Clear Of The Closing Door.”

Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” was a big standout at the Normandy-set festival, winning both the Deauville Audience award and the Revelation Cartier nod. ARP Selection will distribute the pic, which won two Sundance nods and a prize at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard,  in France on Jan. 29.  The Weinstein Co. released “Station” in the U.S. on July 26.

“Moves,” which toplines Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, world-preemed at Venice and will have its North-American premiere at Toronto tomorrow.  German shingle The Match Factory reps international sales. Ad Vitam has French distribution rights.

“All Is Lost,” a moving survival drama starring Robert Redford, will be released in the U.S. by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on Oct. 18. Universal Pictures Intl. France. will distribute it in Gaul.

“Stand Clear,” a drama centerting on a Mexican-American teenager with autism,  is one of the various Deauville competition pics which have not yet locked a French distribution deal. Pic won Tribeca’s special jury mention.  See Think Films, the pic’s producer, handles international sales.

Guillaume Gallienne’s anticipated comedy “Me, Myself and Mum,” an adaptation of the helmer’s popular play, snatched up the Michel D’Ornano prize.  Gaumont will roll out the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight winner in France on Nov. 20.

The competition jury was presided by French star Vincent Lindon and comprised helmers Xavier Giannoli, Rebecca Zlotowski, Helene Fillieres, scribe Jean Echenoz,  cinematographer Bruno Nuytten, thesps Famke Janssen, Lou Doillon and Gallic industry player Pierre Lescure, among others.

Under the helm of Bruno Barde, this year’s Deauville fest was particularly glitzy, bolstered by a strong lineup of films.  Highlights included the opening night screening of “Behind The Candelabra” with helmer Steven Soderbergh and star Michael Douglas in attendance, and the career tributes to John Travolta (“Killing Season”), Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), Nicolas Cage (“Joe”), helmer Larry Clark (“The Smell of Us”) and vet producer Gale Anne Hurd (“Terminator,” “The Walking Dead”).

Deauville also hosted the third edition of its professional sidebar, including a panel hosted by the PGA and the APC (French Producers’ Guild), in association with the Ile de France Film Commission. The discussion featured Hurd, and two French producers Marc Missionnier, co-founder of Fidelite Films (“Little Nicholas”) and Thomas Anargyros, co-founder of Incognita Films and EuropaCorp TV (“The Man Who Laughs,” “No Limit”), who debated the issues of piracy, digital distribution, the growing impact of social media on storytelling, the changing role of indie producers and different financing opportunities in France and in the U.S..

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