Six films in competition, previews, TV series and master classes: the richness of this new edition will impose tough choices on every festival goer. “Cinema is going through difficult times, with a 30% drop in attendance in French cinemas,” sums up Vincent Remy. However, the City’s cultural aide wants to be optimistic as there is no production slump across the Channel. “The Dinard British Film Festival stands firm,” he says, while the title and theme of one of the films selected by artistic director Dominic Green sets the tone: “Save the cinema! »
The variety of high-quality fiction, documentaries and short films, as well as an interactive film and television series announced for this 2022 edition, certainly reflect the talent and creativity of UK filmmaking and Ireland.
A pretty good jury around Jose Garcia
Movies will be divided into separate categories. “It’s Raining Men” and “Girl Power!” » Become male or female characters whose passions and conflicts are often universal. “Escentrics & Free Spirits” shines a light on different paths, while “Cinema – Past Present and Future”, directed by the late Peter Brook, follows the evolution of film from a great classic black and white film through blockbusters and DVDs. Until the recent phenomenon: interactive cinema.
“Irish Eyes in Dinard” presents new films from the Republic of Ireland, co-productions with Northern Ireland, and better understanding of their delicate social issues. Classic themes will also be revisited and new stories will be told. Six films will be in competition: Andrew Gaynord’s “All My Friends Hate Me”; “Emily”, Frances O’Connor; “My Old School”, Jono McLeod; “Pirates”, Reggie Yates; “The Almond and the Seahorse” by Celine Jones and Tom Stern; “Winners” by Hassan Nasser.
With José García, President of the Jury, we will find Aulaya Amra, Cesar, the actress for the best female prospect of 2017 for the film “Divines”; George Blagden, director Hugo Gelin, British actor Adrian Lester, French actress Alice Paul, famous for the main roles in the historical series “Versailles” and “Vikings”.
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