The 33rd edition of the Dinard British Film Festival will take place in Brittany from 28 September to 2 October. The films in competition haven’t been announced yet, but you can get ready to sign up your classes to see some of the best British films from the last year at special schools showings.
As well as the film showings, there are workshops for schools and a cine concert on the theme of Charlie Chaplin. There are up to 6 showings a day from 19 to 23 September.
The films on offer are:
Maternelle and Primary
The Gruffalo's Child: based on the beloved series of children's books by Julia Donaldson.
Primary and Collège
4 Kids and It: On a family holiday in Cornwall, some children meet a creature that can grant wishes. The book this is based on is children's literature royalty: it's a sequel by Tracey Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson to Five Children and It by E. Nesbit (The Railway Children - look out soon for a sequel to that children's classic film.)
Dream Horse: starring Toni Colette in the true story of a Welsh woman who got her whole town to back her training a race horse.
Collège & Lycée
Perfect 10: a coming-of-age story about a young English gymnast with a difficult family life who suddenly meets a half-brother she didn't know about.
The King's Man: the third in the espionage series about an improbable secret spy network of British aristocrats has a more sombre tone against the background of WWI.
Belfast: Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical tale of growing up in Bellfast at the height of the Troubles and a family's dilemma about whether to leave.
The Duke: another life-affirming true story about a working-class man who stole a portrait of the Duke of Wellington in an attempt to get the government to give free TV licences to Old Age Pensioners. Starring Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.
Days of Bagnold Summer: a coming-of-age story based on a graphic novel about a teenage heavy-metal fan forced to spend the summer holidays with his librarian mother in England when his father cancels his trip to visit him in Florida.
Boiling Point: this story of a busy evening service in a restaurant on the brink of failure was filmed in one shot, adding to the pressure felt by the head chef played by Stephen Graham.
Limbo: this film won both the Hitchcock d'Or and the Prix du public at last year's festival. A funny and touching story about a group of asylum seekers who have been given accommodation on a remote Scottish island while they wait months or years for a response to their asylum request.
For more information, check out the schools' page on the festival site, or contact
Tel : 02 99 16 86 90
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