The Dinard British Film Festival is a wonderful event, and this year you can enjoy it even if you can’t make it to Normandy between 29 September and 3 October. A large number of the films selected are also available to watch online.
There are dozens of films, fiction and documentary, in categories such as Dinard Rocks the Casbah (music), It’s Teen Spirit, Land and Sea, To Be or Not to Be and Quelle horreur ! as well as a special section on Irish films and one for short films.
There are six films in competition:
Creation Stories by Nick Moran
With a screenplay by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, it’s the tumultuous true story of the maverick founder of the record label that launched Britpop, Creation Records.
Limbo by Ben Sharrock
Omar, a young Syrian musician is waiting for his refugee application to be processed and in the meantime is sent to live on a remote Scottish island.
Ride the Wave by Martyn Robertson
A documentary about a teenage Scottish surfer, Ben Larg, who wants to take on one of the most dangerous waves in the world.
Sweetheart by Marley Morrison
AJ is dragged along by her family to a holiday camp where she has her first experience of love, with a female lifeguard.
The Power by Corinna Faith
In 1974, amid widespread industrial action by miners and other workers, the government instigated planned power cuts to save electricity. When a young nurse is left on shift in an almost empty hospital just before a cut, it’s a perfect setting for this horror thriller.
Wildfire by Cathy Brady
An emotionally charged film set on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic where the violence of the past is still having consequences on new generations, particularly sisters Kelly and Lauren.
You can buy tickets for many of the films, and then have access to watch them online for 30 hours for 5 euros.
And don't forget the special schools screenings of films from previous years.