Dinard crowns The Goob
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Golden Hitchcock for Best Film has gone to the feature by Guy Myhill, while Catch Me Daddy won two awards and the Audience Award went to ‘71
Revealed and very well received at Venice Days, Guy Myhill’s The Goob [+see also:
interview: Guy Myhill
film profile] (read the review and watch the video interview with the director) has gone home with the Golden Hitchcock for Best Film at the 25th Dinard British Film Festival. Handed out by a jury chaired by Catherine Deneuve, the prize entails distribution support and promotional backing from Ciné+ when it is released in French theatres.
Another film that stood out on the awards list was Catch Me Daddy [+see also:
interview: Daniel Wolfe
film profile] by Daniel Wolfe (unveiled at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight – read the review and watch the video interview – with an as-yet-undated French release handled by Bodega Films), which bagged two awards: Best Screenplay (which was written by the director and his brother Matthew) and Best Cinematography (Robbie Ryan). The jury also handed out a Special Mention for the production design on Frank [+see also:
film profile], by Irish director Lenny Abrahamson.
The audience showed its appreciation for the hard-hitting Berlinale competitor ‘71 [+see also:
Q&A: Yann Demange
film profile] by Yann Demange (which has been in cinemas since last Friday in the UK and in Sweden, and is set to hit French screens on 5 November via Ad Vitam), while the Coup de Coeur (“Love at First Sight”) Award handed out by a jury of exhibitors from western France went to Lilting [+see also:
film profile] by Hong Khaou (which is being released this Wednesday 15 October in France, courtesy of Jour2Fête). Lastly, the Best Short Film Award was bestowed upon The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs.
(Translated from French)