Nathalie Baye, Hayley Atwell and Jaime Winstone on Dinard British Film Festival Jury

4:00 PM PST 08/22/2011 by Stuart Kemp

Competition line-up includes The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle

LONDON – French actress Nathalie Baye will preside over this year’s Dinard British Film Festival jury.

The jury will also feature Hayley Atwell, Jaime Winstone, Emmanuelle Devos and director Eric Lartigau alongside composer Harry Gregson –Williams (Cowboys & Aliens), author Stephen Clarke (1000 Years of Annoying The French), composer Armand Amar (Outside The Law) and magazine editor Francois Verdoux.

Jury duties include picking a winner from the Competition line-up for the Hitchcock d’Or award during the event which runs October 5 through 9, 2011.

Movies selected to compete so far include Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tenaand Matthew Baynton starrer You Instead, directed by David Mackenzie, Oranges and Sunshine with Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham and directed by Jim Loach.

John M. McDonagh’s Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle film The Guard and actor, director and writer Paddy Considine’s directorial debut Tyrannosaur with Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan also feature in Competition.

Two more titles will be added to the Competition lineup in the coming days, organizers said.

Festival backers also said Petula Clark, the celebrated singer, actress and composer of hits ‘Downtown’, ‘I Know a Place’ and ‘My Love’ will be this year’s festival Godmother.

The festival line-up also includes a slew of British titles that will make their debut on French soil including The Deep Blue Sea, directed by Terence Davies and starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon R. Beale.

Dinard is also celebrating the work of John Hurt with a program of films showcasing the actor’s work including 1984 (1984) directed by Michael Radford, Elephant Man (1980) directed by David Lynch, The Field (1990) directed by Jim Sheridan and The Hit (1984) directed by Stephen Frears.

There will also be a homage to Harold Pinter in honour of the writer’s work in cinema including screenings of The Guest (1963), The Servant (1963), The Pumpkin Eater (1964), The Accident (1967), The Messenger (1970), The Last Tycoon (1976), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (198) and Sleuth (2007).

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