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FILM OFOPENING

THE SECRET OF THE KENNEDY by John CURRAN

Jason CLARKE will be there to present the film and will receive a Deauville Talent Award.

On July 18, 1969, young Mary Jo Kopechne, campaign director for Senator Ted Kennedy, drowned after he lost control of his car while trying to cross the infamous Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in the 'State of Massachusetts. This event not only cost the life of a future political strategist close to the Kennedy, but it intrinsically changed the course of presidential history, by exposing the inner workings of political power, the influence of the most famous family. of the United States, as well as the fragility of Ted Kennedy, the youngest son accused of having let Mary Jo Kopechne die, in the shadow of his family legacyal.

GUESTS HONORED

This year, the festival has chosen to highlight the talent of four women who all, through their demanding choices and their careers, demonstrate an audacity and a freedom that are the strength of contemporary independent cinema in all its diversity and in all its forms: Kate BECKINSALE, whose roles have taken her from romantic comedy to long male genres such as science fiction, thriller and fantasy; the very young Elle FANNING and her already remarkable career; Mélanie LAURENT who successfully signs her fifth film as a director crossing the Atlantic; and Shailene WOODLEY, a symbol of renewal who perfectly embodies the porous and fertile frontiers of television and cinema.

GALVESTON by Mélanie LAURENT

With Galveston, with an impressive masterful staging, Mélanie LAURENT signs her first foray into the United States.