The press release for the British Film Festival in the chic French resort of Dinard popped into our in-box with aplomb.
With faint whiff of Torquay, Dinard was once one of France’s top seaside resorts, playing host to the aristocracy and nobility, as well as literary and artistic circles.
If a British film festival in the surroundings of a French resort doesn’t pique your interest enough, the Dinard festival also claims to be a launching pad for British flicks into the rest of Europe. Plus it’s on France’s Emerald Coast.
The films in competition this year are ‘71; Catch Me Daddy; Frank; Lilting or Delicacy; The Goob; and a film about the essence of the British ruling class The Riot Club.
Of course, you don’t have to confine yourself to the competition films, there’s a whole host of films in its ‘Premiere’ section. As well as a selection of films celebrating the 25th anniversary of the British Film Festival in Dinard.
As part of those anniversary celebrations will the a tribute to 1984 director Michael Radford, who will present of preview of his new film Elsa & Fred.
And there’s a special showing of A Matter of Life And Death, which was the first British film to have used the Technicolor Process, because this year the Technicolor company reaches its 100th year.
But if all that travelling has hit your pocket, there’s a free screening of Dom Hemingway.
Pop over to the Festival du Film Dinard site to find out what films are in store, and to garner travel info and an itinerary.
The British Film Festival in Dinard runs from October 8-12, and if you need any other advice, we’re sure the good people at Brittany Tourism will help you out -they’re the ones who sent us the info.
And if you go, let us know how you get on.
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