The Dinard British Film Festival has announced the line-up for its 20th anniversary edition, which runs from 8-11 October.
The six titles selected for this year’s competition are:
Justin Molotnikov’s Crying With Laughter Armando Iannucci’s In The Loop Henrique Goldman’s Jean Charles Xiaolu Guo’s She, A Chinese Jamie Jay Johnson’s Sounds Like Teen Spirit Dominic Murphy’s White Lightnin’.
The films will be competing for Dinard’s Hitchcock d’Or award, which comes with a cash prize of $4,545 (€3,100) towards French distribution costs and a $2199 (€1,500) grant to the director. The jury will be chaired by French director/writer Jean Paul Rappeneau and also includes British actors Hugh Bonneville and Sally Hawkins and director Paul Andrew Williams.
The festival will open with Richard Laxton’s An Englishman In New York, starring John Hurt, and the closing night gala will be Julian Fellowes’ From Time to Time, starring Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall.
British features to make their French debuts at Dinard this year include Shane Meadows’ Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee, Duncan Jones’s Edinburgh winner Moon, Eran Creevy’s Shifty, Duncan Ward’s Boogie Woogie and Justin Kerrigan’s I Know You Know.
As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the festival is shining the spotlight on ten British directors who have made a significant contribution to the British film industry.
The selected film-makers and their films being screened at the festival are:
Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank)
John Crowley (Boy A)
Saul Dibb (The Duchess)
Ben Hopkins (The Nine Lives Of Thomas Katz)
Asif Kapadia (The Warrior)
James Marsh (Man On Wire)
Lynne Ramsay (Ratcatcher)
Christopher Smith (Triangle)
Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz)
Pawel Pawlikowski (From Moscow To Pietushki, Dostoevsky’s Travels, Serbian Epics, Twockers, Tripping With Zhirinovsk)
Special tributes will also be made to British film director Hugh Hudson (Chariots Of Fire) and French actress Francoise Fabian (My Night At Mauds, Belle De Jour).
Dinard is sponsored by the UK Film Council along with the British Council and France’s Centre National du Cinema.