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Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Opens Deauville Fest

Hollywood producer Gale Anne Hurd will be honored

Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra” is set to kick off the Deauville American Film Festival on Aug. 30.

Deauville’s special screenings include Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down,” Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls” and David Gordon Green’s “Joe,” Ron Howard’s “Rush,” Mark Steven Johnson’s “Killing Season” and Quentin Dupieux’s “Wrong Cops.”

A trio of Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”), John Travolta (“Killing Season”) and Nicolas Cage (“Joe”)  will be celebrated at the fest, along with American vet producer Gale Anne Hurd, whose career spans over 30 years and include such cult pics as “Terminator,” “Aliens” and “The Incredible Hulk,” as well as acclaimed AMC drama skein “The Walking Dead.”

A posthumous homage will be given in the memory of multi-hyphenate entertainer Danny Kaye.

Other high-profile guests include Soderbergh, who will be in Deauville to present  “Candelabra” and will also give a masterclass, moderated by French scribe-helmer Nicolas Saada.

Another masterclass will discuss “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” hosted by Christopher Vogler.

J.C. Chandor’s “All Is Lost,” Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” and David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” are among the 12 feature films set to compete at the fest.

Other contenders are Jim Mickle’s “We Are What We Are,” Jeremy Saulnier’s “Blue Ruin,”  David M. Rosenthal’s “A Single Shot,” Matt Creed’s “Lily,” Logan and Noah Miller’s “Sweetwater,” Destin Cretton’s “Short Term 12,” Sam Fleischner’s “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors,” Chris Eska’s “The Retrieval” and Drake Doremus’ “Breathe In.”

French thesp Vincent Lindon will serve as president of the jury, whose members are actress Lou Doillon (“Un enfant de toi”), writer Jean Echenoz, thesp-director Helene Fillieres (“The Bastards”), helmer Xavier Giannoli (“Superstar”), former Canal Plus boss Pierre Lescure, director/cinematographer Bruno Nuytten and scribe-director Rebecca Zlotowski (“Grand Central”).

Guillaume Gallienne’s “My, Myself and Mum,” winner of Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, will receive the Michel d’Ornano prize for best first film of the year. The award is backed by the Franco-American cultural fund. “Mum” is repped by Gaumont and produced by Rectangle Prods and LGM Cinema.

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