A New Wave of British cinema in Dinard
by Fabien Lemercier
- The 24th edition of the event dedicated to British cinema opens in the Breton seaside resort
In the midst of a revival, British cinema will find itself from next Wednesday in the seaside resort of Dinard in Brittany, which each year honours the best production from across the Channel. Six titles will compete for the Golden Hitchcock 2013 of this 24th British Film Festival (October 2-6), notably The Selfish Giant by Clio Barnard (Label Europa Cinemas at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and finalist of the LUX Prize 2013 of the European Parliament) which will be released in France by Pyramide on December 18.
Also competing, Everyone's Going to Die [+see also:
film profile] by Jones (starring German actress Nora Tschirner for the encounter of an improbable duo), Hello Carter by Anthony Wilcox (a desperate man’s attempt to find and win back his ex in London), Spike Island [+see also:
film profile] by Mat Whitecross (read the news – the mishaps of five youngsters headed for a concert by their idols, the Stone Roses), Irish feature film The Sea [+see also:
film profile] by Stephen Brown (discovered notably in Toronto with Ciaran Hinds and Charlotte Rampling in the cast) and Titus by Charlie Cattrall (focused on a jazzman who lost his sacred fire). The six films will be judged by a jury presided by Eric Cantona.
The programme also offers 13 features for their French avant-première. The mini-series The Girl by Julian Jarrold (three nominations for the Golden Globes 2013), which deals with the difficult relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren (played by Toby Jones – to whom the festival will pay tribute - and Sienna Miler), will open the festival. As for the closing, it will be left to Le Weekend [+see also:
film profile] by Roger Michell which just brought a Best Actor Award to Jim Broadbent in San Sebastian (to be released in the UK on October 11 and in France on March 12, 2014). The programme also includes the original For Those in Peril by Paul Wright (revealed at the Critics’ Week in Cannes - read the review – to be released next Friday in the UK), About Time [+see also:
film profile] by Richard Curtis, unveiled in Locarno and which just won the Prize of the Public in San Sebastian (to be released in France on November 6) and How I Live Now [+see also:
film profile] by Kevin Macdonald (news – to be released this Friday in the UK and on February 19, 2014, in France).
It is finally worth mentioning amongst other events, a carte blanche to producer Philippe Rousselot and a round table for French and British producers (Carole Scotta, Pippa Cross, Danielle Kadeyan, Caroline Benjo, Matthew Bird and David Parfitt) on the ways for European producers to work together to meet current trends.
(Translated from French)
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