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Source: MUBI

Amir El-Masry (left) in ‘Limbo’

Ben Sharrock’s Limbo has won the Hitchcock d’Or Ciné and the public prize feature film award at the 32nd edition of Dinard Festival of British Film, which took place as a hybrid event from September 29 to October 3.

Sharrock’s Bifa award-winning sophomore feature stars Screen Star of Tomorrow Amir El-Masry as a promising young musician who has fled the conflict in Syria, and finds himself stranded with a group of other refugees on a remote Scottish island.

Nika McGuigan received a posthumous award for her final performance in Cathy Brady’s debut feature Wildfire, a complex drama about a family living in an Irish border town. The Northern Irish actress passed away in 2019 following a battle with cancer.

The festival was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but this year, it took place online and in-person in France.

Dinard 2021 winners

Hitchcock d’Or Ciné
Limbo Dir. Ben Sharrock

Best performance
Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone, Wildifre Dir. Cathy Brady

Partner prize
Sweetheart Dir. Marley Morrison

Public prize, feature film
Limbo Dir. Ben Sharrock

Public prize, shortcuts
Bound Dir. Joe Carter