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August 30, 2021

Cinema: our exclusive tour in Deauville

A 100% cinema day during the American Film Festival, are you tempted? The unmissable event of the new film school year, the festival is celebrating its 47th anniversary this year and will be chaired by Charlotte Gainsbourg. For the first time, the event plans to open a window on French cinema. On this occasion, we are offering a guided tour of "Deauville and French cinema" coupled with an evening screening at the Deauville International Center to attend the world premiere of Claude Lelouch's new film.

American Film Festival
American Film Festival © Naïade Plante

14:30 p.m. - Guided tour: Deauville and French cinema

Deauville and the seventh art is a long and beautiful love story. Many images emerge from the evocation of the city and the cinema; more than sixty films have been shot there since the 1950s. Filming locations, actors and directors linked to the city, anecdotes that have punctuated the festivals, actors' houses on vacation, the history of the lists on the Boards in the names of the stars of American cinema ... With this itinerant circuit, Deauville invites you to rewind its cinematographic history.

The boards of Deauville
The boards of Deauville © Paravision
Hotel Barrière Le Normandy *****
Hotel Barrière Le Normandy ***** © Fabrice Rambert
Guided tour: Deauville and French cinema
Guided tour: Deauville and French cinema © Sandrine Boyer-Engel

20 p.m. - Screening of Claude Lelouch's film at the American Film Festival

Fifty-five years later A man and a woman, film generously awarded and which revealed Deauville to the whole world, Claude Lelouch returns with Love is better than life. the synopsis : Gérard, Ary and Philippe got to know each other twenty years ago, when they were released from prison, and immediately wondered if honesty was not the best trick. Today, they are inseparable and scrupulously virtuous. But Gérard learns that he suffers from an incurable disease. Knowing that he is doomed, his two friends want to offer him his last love story… because Gérard has always repeated that love is better than life.

Around this new ode to love, we let ourselves be carried away in front of the high-flying cast made up of Sandrine Bonnaire, Gérard Darmon, Ary Abittan, Philippe Lellouche, Kev Adams, Elsa Zylberstein or even Béatrice Dalle.


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Star screening at the American Film Festival
Screening at the American Film Festival © Léo Lemasson

Useful information

Prices :

  • Adult: 22,50 €
  • Child (12 * - 14 years old): € 21,50

* Access to the session is prohibited for children under 12.

Date and times:

Thursday, September 9.

  • Guided tour "Deauville and the French cinema". Two departures:
    • 14:30 p.m .: departure from Deauville Tourisme, Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie, 14800 Deauville
    • 16 p.m .: departure from Deauville Town Hall, 30 rue Robert Fossorier, 20 Deauville
  • 20:00 p.m .: Film premiere Love is better than life, by Claude Lelouch - meeting at the Center International de Deauville, 1 rue Lucien Barrière, 14800 Deauville

Covid-19 Information:

To access the festival, you must present a health pass with one of the following 3 proofs:

  • Vaccination (full schedule)
  • Negative test less than 72 hours
  • RT-PCR or antigen positive attesting to recovery from Covid-19 of more than 2 weeks and less than 6 months

You can present it in digital format (via the TousAntiCovid application) or in paper format. The Deauville American Film Festival is deploying a drop-in antigen test center in partnership with Cerballiance. It will be installed at the Point de Vue, located 7 Boulevard de la Mer, from September 2 to 11. Wearing a mask is compulsory in all Festival venues at all times, in the CID, around the red carpet, in the queues and on the Festival terraces (mask removal authorized once seated to eat).

Access to the Deauville International Center

Centre International de Deauville
1 Rue Lucien Barrière
14800 Deauville
Such. : 02 31 14 14 14

Access map to the Deauville International Center