Deauville 2023 Luc Besson present, but not Natalie Portman

Kate Smith

8/19/20232 min read

The schedule for the 49th Deauville American Film Festival has been released. This new version will run from September 1 to September 10. Natalie Portman was supposed to attend, but the Hollywood actors and actresses' strike made that impossible.

Finally, Natalie Portman will not attend Deauville 2023

The Deauville Film Festival recognizes American cinema each year. This year's 49th edition, which runs from September 1 to 10, will once again be eager to showcase the talents of tomorrow while inviting legendary characters of the present. The name Natalie Portman, which was revealed on July 6, was one of the most striking.

For the presentation of the movie May December and the Deauville Talent Award, the Oscar-winning actress for Black Swan was anticipated. Unfortunately, the actress won't be there because of the Hollywood actors and actresses' strike.

On Thursday, August 17, a news conference was held to make the announcement. The actors and actresses who were scheduled to attend the Deauville Festival expressed a desire to attend but were instructed to maintain "solidarity" while on strike. Actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), who was also scheduled to receive a Deauville Talent Award, will also not be there as a result of this.

On the show: Luc Besson and Carole Bouquet

Despite this, the planned tributes for these individuals will still take place, just without them. Since they are not impacted by the strike, the directors will consequently be the first representatives of the films presented.

Attendees of the 2023 Deauville Festival will also get the chance to meet other non-American celebrities, as meetings with Carole Bouquet and French filmmaker Luc Besson are scheduled for this year. The director will be present for both a discussion and the showing of his most recent motion picture, DogMan.

Movies to watch

The first:

• DOGMAN by Luc Besson

• FANCY DANCE by Erica Tremblay

• FITTING IN by Molly McGlynn

• GOLDA by Guy Nattiv

• JOIKA by James Napier Robertson, Closing Film

• THE AREA OF INTEREST by Jonathan Glazer

• THE QUEEN'S GAME by Karim Aïnouz - Opening Film

• THE INSEPARABLES by Jérémie Degruson, screening for young audiences

• MAY DECEMBER by Todd Haynes

• She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller

• The POD Generation by Sophie Barthes

The competition:

• ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE by Aitch Alberto

• Blood for Dust by Rod Blackhurst

• COLD COPY by Roxine Helberg

• Fremont by Babak Jalali

• I.S.S. by Gabriela Cowperthwaite

• LIFE ACCORDING TO ANN by Joanna Arnow

• LAROY by Shane Atkinson• MANODROME by John Trengove

• PAST LIVES, OUR LIVES BEFORE by Celine Song

• RUNNER by Marian Mathias

• SUMMER SOLSTICE by Noah Schamus

• THE GRADUATES by Hannah Peterson

• The Sweet East by Sean Price Williams

• WAYWARD by Jacquelyn Frohlich