American cinema sizzles in Deauville at 47th film festival


It’s a cinematic snapshot of the United States, brought to you from the breezy shores of Deauville, Normandy. The annual American Film Festival returns this year, complete with stars on the red carpet after the previous edition was scaled down due to the pandemic.


Johnny Depp, Oliver Stone and Michael Shannon are among its special guests and the festival is screening new releases from Sean Penn, Paul Schrader and Denis Villeneuve. We speak to the deputy director of the festival, Aude Hesbert, who tells us about the line-up, the prizes and how the industry is faring after a turbulent year.

We also check out a new release here in France which tells the uplifting story of Gogo, a late arrival at a primary school in Kenya.

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