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Deauville Festival: the film “Down with the king” crowned – France


“Down with the king” received the Grand Prix dufestival de Deauville this Saturday, announced the president of the jury, Charlotte Gainsbourg. A film signed by Frenchman Diego Ongaro with rapper Freddie Gibbs. The American hip-hop star plays there a famous rapper who discovers an unexpected taste for the life of a farmer. The film, shot in Massachusetts, was presented in July in Cannes for a world premiere by Acid (Association of independent cinema for its distribution).

Ongaro: “I thought I would quit the cinema two years ago”

“I am all the more surprised to be here tonight as I thought I would quit the cinema two years ago. With my producer we were trying to find funding and a casting. I started to take the job that went through there, ”reacted Diego Ongaro.
The Jury Prize went to both “Pleasure”, a debut film banned from under 18 by Ninja Thyberg (in theaters October 20) and “Red Rocket” by Sean Baker, who was also in competition in Cannes. The two films denounce the toxicity of the X industry circles. “Red Rocket”, which will be released on February 2 in France, also won the Critics’ Jury Prize.
The Revelation Jury Prize, chaired by Clémence Poésie (“In therapy” series), was awarded to “John and the hole”, a first film by Pascual Sisto. This thriller tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who holds his parents and sister prisoner in an old bunker and returns home where he is finally free to do whatever he wants.

“Blue Bayou” Audience Award

Justin Chon’s “Blue Bayou” won the Audience Award. This film, which was part of the selection “Un certain regard” at Cannes, comes out Wednesday in French theaters. It tells the story of an American-Korean blended father who spent his life in the village of Bayou (Louisiana) but risks being expelled from the only country he has ever considered his. by independent directors from Hollywood studios competed for this 47th edition.




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