About 30 feature films are participating in the 33rd Dinard British Festival for British Films, including works that are being shown for the first time.
Six films in competition at the 33rd Dinard British Festival which opens on September 28
Six films in the competition are “All My Friends Hate Me” by Andrew Gaynord, “Emily” by Francis O’Connor, “My Old School” by Juno MacLeod, “Pirates” by Reggie Yates, “Winners” by Hassan Nazer, and “The Almond and the Seahorse” by Celine Jones and Tom Stern.
The organizers indicated that this session will start on Wednesday and continue to Sunday and will include the European premieres of about 20 films.
The director of the festival, Dominique Green, said that the films participating in the festival are divided into several sections, one of which includes films dealing with the stories of “men and women whose passion and battles had a universal character that is suitable for every time and place.”
The second section focuses on films that show “the different ways of being,” while a third category follows “the evolution of cinema from black and white to mass productions and DVDs to interactive films.”
The Franco-British jury is chaired by French actor Jose Garcia, and it includes French actresses Alice Pol, Oulaya Amamra, and Sofia Essaïdi, as well as director and producer Hugo Gélin, as well as British director Adrian Lester and his fellow actor George Blagden.
A tribute to British director and theatre legend Peter Brook, who died on July 2 at the age of 97, will be shown with his film adaptation of William Golding’s novel “Lord of the Flies” (1963).
In a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8, three archival documents dating back to her visit to France in April 1957 are shown, including her arrival in Paris, the dinner in her honor at the Louvre Museum, and her official speech.