Director Etienne Chatiliez will preside over the jury at this year’s Dinard British Film Festival (Oct 6-10).
Chatiliez’s latest film was the 2008 musical-comedy Agathe Cléry. His 1989 comedy Life Is A Long Quiet River (La Vie Est Un Long Fleuve Tranquille) picked up four Cesars. Further credits include Tatie Danielle, Happiness Is In The Field (Le Bonheur Est Dans Le Pré), Tanguy, and La Confiance Règne.
Sam Taylor Wood’s John Lennon biopic NowhereBoy will open the festival.
The official programme is made up of six films, which are currently being selected to compete for Dinard’s Hitchcock d’Or Award.
There will be around 20 films selected for the Avant-Premiere section, which already includes: Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Peter Mullan’s Neds, Craig McCall’s Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Shimmy Marcus’ SoulBoy and Key Mellor’s A Passionate Woman.
During the festival there will be a special focus on The Beatles to celebrate the 70th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth.
The festival will this year offer an extra day of programming, on Weds Oct 6, to allow audiences to see more films.
The Brittany-based festival is devoted to introducing French audiences to British cinema.