Deauville American Film Festival opens with jury president Vanessa Paradis

The 46th Deauville American Film Festival opened on Friday, with jury president Vanessa Paradis among the stars on the red carpet. But amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and with many American filmmakers and actors unable to attend, this year's is perhaps the most unique edition of the festival in its long history, FRANCE 24 reported.

Despite the lack of the usual host of American stars, the public turned out in force for the festival's grand opening, with many arriving hours in advance to claim a prime spot from which to watch the red carpet. The Covid-19 pandemic and the strict safety measures put in place by festival organisers was not enough to put them off.

Deauville is one of the first major film festivals to take place this year and this edition will also see it screen a number of films that would have been shown at Cannes, which was cancelled because of the pandemic.

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