The 27th Dinard British Film Festival (Sept 27 - Oct 1) has unveiled its film programme and juries.

Nicole Garcia

Nicole Garcia

The festival, held in the seaside town of Dinard in northern France, programmes a showcase of recent UK cinema and acts as a gathering point for UK industry,

This year’s competition jury, who will award the Golden Hitchcock, will be led by filmmaker Nicole Garcia, whose recent title From The Land Of The Moon played in competition at Cannes last year.

She will be joined on the jury by Phillipe Besson (screenwriter/author), Valérie Donzelli (director/actress/screenwriter), Vincent Elbaz (actor), Clémence Poesy (actress), Mélanie Thierry (actress), Annette Dutertre (editor), Annette Levy Willard (novelist/journalist), Alice Lowe (director/actress), Michael Ryan (Producer/distributor) and Roger Allam (actor).

UK filmmaker Shane Meadows will preside over the festival’s short competition and will be joined by his producing partner Mark Herbert, producer Manon Ardisson and journalist Stéphanie Chermont.

Festival tributes will be paid to Jim Broadbent, Phil Davis and director Christopher Smith (Severance).

The competition programme will feature titles including Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, Peter Mackie Burns’s Daphne, and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn, while the previews section include Yorgos Lanthimos’s Cannes competition title The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

Film programme:


A Prayer Before Dawn
Dir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

God’s Own Country
Dir. Francis Lee

England Is Mine (Steven before Morrissey)
Dir. Mark Gill

Dir. Peter Mackie Burns

Dir. Thomas Napper

Dir. Leanne Welham


Victoria and Abdul (Opening Film)
Dir. Stephen Frears

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Special Screening)
Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

The Bookshop
Dir. Isabel Coixet

Butterfly Kisses
Dir. Rafael Kapelinski

A Date For Mad Mary
Dir. Darren Thornton

Final Portrait
Dir. Stanley Tucci

In Another Life
Dir. Jason Wingard

The Levelling
Dir. Hope Dickson Leah

The Limehouse Golem
Dir. Juan Carlos Medina

Dir. Rebecca Daly

Mum’s List
Dir. Niall Johnson

Patrick’s Day
Dir. Terry McMahon

Sea Sorrow (documentary)
Dir. Vanessa Redgrave

The Sense Of An Ending
Dir. Ritesh Batra

Their Finest
Dir. Lone Scherfig

The Death Of Stalin
Dir. Armando Iannucci

That Good Night
Dir. Eric Styles

Revolting Rhymes (For Younger Audiences)
DIr. Jan Lachauer & Jakob Schuh