Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Olson will be on hand at the 41st Normandy-set Deauville film festival to receive the Hollywood Rising Star Awards and present the French premieres of their respective movies, “Life” (pictured) directed by Anton Corbin, and “The Green Inferno” helmed by Eli Roth.
Following the footsteps of Gale Anne Hurd, Paula Wagner and Brian Grazer, vet producer Lawrence Bender will receive Deauville’s career tribute and participate in a masterclass co-organized by the PGA and the French producers guild, APC.
Other Deauville honorees will include Terrence Malick, Michael Bay, Orlando Bloom, Keanu Reeves and Ian McKellen.
Deauville’s competition roaster brings together Sophie Barthes’ “Madame Bovary” with Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller and Paul Giamatti; Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” with Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon and Laura Dern; Jon Watts’ “Cop Car”; Zoe Cassavetes’ “Day Out of Days”; Rick Famuyiwa’s “Dope”; Adam Salky’s “I Smile Back” with Sarah Silverman; Jeremy Saulnier’s “Green Room,” Sean Baker’s “Tangerine.”
The competition lineup boasts six directorial debuts: Morgan Krantz’s “Babysitter,” Chloe Zhao’s “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” Hank Bedford’s “Dixieland,” Michael Thelin’s “Emelie,” Josh Mond’s “James White” with Cynthia Nixon and Trey Edward Shults’ “Krisha.”
The French distributors of competition pics include Jour2Fete for “Madame Bovary,” Wild Bunch for “99 Homes,” Diaphana for “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” and “James White,” Jokers Films for “Cop Car,” Happiness Distribution for “Dope” and ARP Selection for “Tangerine.”
French vet helmer Benoit Jacquot will preside over the jury which will comprise Pascal Bonitzer, Louise Bourgoin, Louis-Do Lencquensaing, Marc Dugain, Sophie Fillieres, Marie Gillain, Julien Hirsch and Marthe Keller.
Deauville American Film Festival kicks off with Baltasar Kormakur’s “Everest” on Sept. 4 and closes with Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario” on Sept. 12.