Ma vie avec Liberace (Matt Damon — Michael Douglas) Premiered at 39th Deauville American Film Festival (English title: Behind the Candelabra)

Deauville, France — (Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France) — The 39th Deauville American Film Festival opened Aug 30th, 2013 with the film Behind The Candelabra (in french: Ma Vie Avec Liberace) will premiere at the festival.

Premieres: Film Ma Vie Avec Liberace, a film by Steven Soderbergh; also BLUE JASMINE, a film by Woody Allen, JOE, a film by David Gordon Green See list of Film Premieres

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Deauville FestivalSaturday 31 August: In conjunction with the screening of his latest film, Behind the Candelabra, director Steven Soderbergh gave a filmmaking masterclass, hosted by director & screenwriter Nicolas Saada (Espion(s), 2009). Steven Soderbergh follows in the footsteps of Darren Aronofsky, Neil LaBute, James Foley, Edward Burns, Scott McGehee, David Siegel, Jonathan Nossiter, Charlie Kaufman, Andy Garcia, Terry Gilliam, Roger Avary and last year, William Friedkin.

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Steven Soderbergh Master Class Deauville Fest

Film Synopsis: Before Elvis, Elton John and Madonna, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In the summer of 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair.

Liberace Video-Deauville

Behind The Candelabra • HBO • Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with HBO Films received several Primetime Emmy nominations, including:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special for Richard LaGravenese

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special for Steven Soderbergh

The musical score is by the late Marvin Hamlisch who died Aug 6, 2012 (His last musical score for film)

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Directing: Steven Soderbergh

Production: Jerry Weintraub

 Screenwriting: Richard Lagravenese

 Cinematography: Peter Andrews

 Editing: Mary Ann Bernard

Music: Marvin Hamlisch


Dan Aykroyd (Seymour Heller)

Scott Bakula (Bob Black)

 Matt Damon (Scott Thorson)

Michael Douglas (Liberace)

 Rob Lowe (Dr. Jack Startz)

 Tom Papa (Ray Arnett)

Paul Reiser (M.Felder)

 Debbie Reynolds (Frances Liberace)


HBO’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA — Marvin Hamlisch’s final musical score for film

Liberace’ Music Supervisor Evyen Klean Discusses Marvin Hamlisch’s Role, Michael Douglas’ Singing Voice

CNN: Jerry Weintraub: Liberace paved the way for Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madonna

Emmys 2013: 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards — Michael Douglas, Matt Damon. HBO Film: Behind The Candelabra