Calendar Girls, Nigel Cole's British film that has been garnering plaudits since it premiered in Locarno last month, is to open the 14th Festival Du Film Britannique de Dinard(October 2-5)
The film, which stars Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, will kick-off the festival which is sponsored by the British Film Council and the Centre National de la Cinematographie.
Although Dinard has yet to announce its Avant Premiere line up or jury members, Richard Jobson's 16 Years of Alcohol and Peter Webber's Girl With A Pearl Earring are among the six films in competition for the festival's Hitchcock D'Or Award.
The festival will also include the gala screening of Jim Sheridan's In America. The director is also the subject of this year's Close Up/Gros Plan sidebar that will include screenings such as My Left Foot, The Field and In The Name Of The Father.
The Franco-British festival will also pay homage to a 100 years of Ealing Cinema and offer tributes to Alan Parker and the late Joe Strummer.
16 Years Of Alcohol (dir.Richard Jobson)
Conspiracy Of Silence (dir.John Deery)
Girl With A Pearl Earring (dir Peter Webber)
Kiss Of Life (dir.Emily Young)
One For The Road (dir.Chris Cooke)
Wondrous Oblivion (dir. Paul Morrison)
CLOSE UP: JIM SHERIDAN
My Left Foot
In The Name Of The Father
In America( dir.Jim Sheridan)
TRIBUTE: SIR ALAN PARKER
Pink Floyd: The Wall
The Life Of David Gale
HOMMAGE: Joe Strummer
Straight To Hell
100 YEARS OF EALING CINEMA
Went The Day Well
It Always Rains On Sunday
Passport To Pimlico