Deauville presents the selection of the competition focused on American indie
Nick Richey’s coming of age drama 1-800-hot-nightSophia Silver’s Pre-Teen Friendship Tale Below and Jamie Sisley Berlin 2022 selection Stay awake, about siblings growing up with a mother dependent on prescription drugs, are among 12 feature films selected for the main competition of the Deauville American Film Festival (September 2-11). “Since 1995, the year the festival became a competition, our ambition has been to showcase the best of American independent cinema,” said festival director Bruno Barde. Other titles in competition include Riley Stearns double, John Patton Ford emily the criminal, Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s mountain historyJamie DackKansas palm trees and power linesTyler Riggs peace in the valleyVivian Kerrs Scrapby Chloe Okune vigilantes and Gina Gammell and Riley Keough from it was pony which had its world premiere at Cannes Un Certain Regard this year. Focus Features acquisition of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska the silent twins and Cannes Critics’ Week 2022 after the sun by the New York-based British director Charlotte Wells are also on the programme. The competition has long served as a launching pad for US independent films seeking distribution in France.
Hong Kong International Film Festival Set Opening Double Ticket
The delayed 46th edition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will open with two highly anticipated local productions, Philip Yung where the wind blows and Ng Yuen-fai’s sci-fi blockbuster future warriors. Belgian director duo Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, winner of the Cannes 75th anniversary prize tori and lokita close the event. The debut film of VFX master Yuen-fai, future warriors It was originally scheduled for a 2019 theatrical release and will now hit theaters in Hong Kong on August 22. Postponed from its traditional March dates by a new wave of Covid-19, HKIFF will run as a hybrid event from August 15-31 with over 300 physical events. and virtual projections. Other highlights include a Filmmaker in Focus tribute to actress and producer Sandra Ng. the