The fifteenth edition of the DinardBritish Film Festival will see the founding president, Thierry de la Fourniere,hand over to the mayor of Dinard, Marius Mallet.
For fifteen years the town of Dinardhas celebrated its own "Entente Cordiale" between the French and British filmindustries and this tradition will be continued between October 7 to 10 with acompetition of recent British feature films, pre-premieres and retrospectives,organised with the support of two of the festival's major sponsors, the UK FilmCouncil and the Centre National de la Cinematographie (CNC).
To mark the 100th anniversary of the"Entente Cordiale" (1904 - 2004), the British Council has created a new prizefor this edition of the festival to be awarded to the best student film in thesection "Confrontation Femis - National Film and Television School".
The festival's artistic director,Hussam Hindi, has begun making his selection of films for this year's programme- presented below
Provisional line-up, subject tochange.
Mothers & Daughters:Director: Hannah Davis & David Connolly
Cast: Joan Blackham, Jean Boht, Simone Bowkett, Hannah Davis, Miranda Hart
The Football Factory : Director: Nick Love
Cast: Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Roland Manookian, Dudley Sutton
Bride & Prejudice: A Bollywood Musical: Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Aiswarya Rai, Martin Henderson, Daniel Gillies, Naveen Andrews
Dear Frankie: Director: Shona Auerbach
Cast: Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Jack McElhone
Freeze Frame: Director: John Simpson
Cast: Lee Evans, Rachael Stirling, Colin Salmon, Sean McGinley, Ian McNeice
A Good Woman: Director: Mike Barker
Cast: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Campbell Moore,Mark Umbe
Millions: Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: James Nesbitt, Enzo Cilenti, Daisy Donovan, Alexander Nathan
Nine Songs: Director: MichaelWinterbottom
Cast: Kieran O'Brien, Margot Stilley
Thunderbirds: Director: Jonathan Frakes
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Bill Paxton, Sophia Myles, Anthony Edwards
A La Rencontre De Jane Birkin(Documentary): Director: Gabrielle Crawford
This year the festival will also celebrate the work of British director MikeHodges. The homage will includescreenings of his films throughout the weekend including Get Carter (1971), Pulp (1972), The Terminal Man (1975),
The Festival's "Close Up" sectionthis year is dedicated to The MagicRoundabout. With the release of thenew 3D animated film in 2005, and the 40th anniversary in October of theoriginal series, the festival will celebrate what was to become a cultphenomenon in the UK with screenings of a selection of episodes from theoriginal French series, clips from the upcoming film, and a documentary lookingat the influences of the series on British and French animation.