Writer-director Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes was awarded the Grand Prize today at the Deauville American Film Festival. Starring Michael Shannon, Andrew Garfield and Laura Dern, the movie opens September 25 via Broad Green Pictures.
In the topical thriller, Shannon plays a shrewd and ruthless businessman who makes a fortune by foreclosing on homes. Garfield plays a single father caring for his mother (Dern) and son (Noah Lomax) who is evicted by Shannon’s character and then goes to work for him to try to regain his footing — and house. Needless to say, that deal with the devil comes at a steep price.
Other films recognized at this year’s Deauville fest are Tangerine (Jury Prize), Krisha (Critics Award), Dope (Audience Award), Les Cowboys (Ornano Valenti Award) and James White (Kiel’s Revelation Prize).