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Ira Sachs’s ‘Little Men’ Wins Deauville Grand Prize

Ira Sachs’s ‘Little Men’ won the Grand Prize of Deauville American Film Festival’s 42nd edition.

“Little Men,” a Brooklyn-set drama about two teens whose friendship is tested by their families’ battle, will be released in France by Version Originale/Condo. The movie world premiered at Berlin in the Generation Kplus section.

Matt Ross’s “Captain Fantastic” and Todd Solondz’s “Wiener-Dog” both won the Jury prizes.

“Captain Fantastic,” a Sundance hit which earned Ross the best director prize at Cannes’s Certain Regard, is a gripping family drama starring Viggo Mortensen as a super-dad who has been raising his six children away from civilization in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, and is forced by circumstances to reintegrate society with his family.

Another Sundance player, “Wiener-Dog” is a back comedy following several people who find their lives inspired or changed by a dachshund.

France’s Mars Distribution and ARP Selection will release “Captain Fantastic” and “Weiner-Dog,” respectively.

This year’s jury was presided by Frédéric Mitterrand and comprised Françoise Arnoul, Eric Elmosnino, Ana Girardot, Douglas Kennedy, Emmanuel Mouret, Radu Mihaileanu and Marjane Satrapi.

“Weiner-Dog” also picked up the Kiehl’s Revelation Prize, while “Captain Fantastic” took the Deauville Audience Award.

The Critics’ prize, meanwhile, went to Anna Rose Holmer’s directorial debut “The Fits,” which will be handled in ARP Selection in France. “The Fits” is a psychological drama turning on a 11-year-old tomboy who joins an all-girl dance team whose members begin suffering from fainting and anger fits.

As previously announced, “Willy 1er,” directed by Ludovic Boukherma, Zoran Boukherma, Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas, won the d’Ornano-Valenti Award.

The festival’s highlights included the tributes to Stanley Tucci and James Franco, as well as the Hollywood Rising Stars award galas for Chloe Grace Moretz and Daniel Radcliffe.

Franco’s homage was followed by the screening of his latest directorial effort, “In Dubious Battle.”

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