Dinard announces British film fest lineup

Hugh Hudson will be on hand for tribute, retrospective

PARIS -- The 19th Dinard Festival of British Film will open with the 1999 movie "My Life So Far," as part of a tribute to director Hugh Hudson.

Hudson is due in the Brittany beach resort to introduce a retrospective of his films including the multiple Oscar-winning Olympic tale "Chariots of Fire" and the Tarzan adaptation "Greystoke." There also will be a retrospective on the films based on Daphne Du Maurier's work, including Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca" and "The Birds" and Nicolas Roeg's "Don't Look Now."

Six independent British films will compete for Dinard's Golden Hitchcock Trophy. The Anglo-French jury this year is presided over by Gallic actor Lambert Wilson.

Other French premiere screenings scheduled include "The Duchess," directed by Saul Dibb and starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes; Steve McQueen's hard-hitting Bobby Sands prison drama, "Hunger"; and Terence Davies' poetic ode to Liverpool, "Of Time and the City."

Among the documentaries in the Dinard lineup are "Stephen Frears, A Portrait" by Philippe Pilard and the rocking veterans choir documentary "Young @ Heart" by Stephen Walker. The closing-night film for the festival, which is set to run Oct. 2-5, will be the London-set youth drama "Somers Town," directed by Shane Meadows.

A complete lineup follows:

"A Complete History of My Sexual Failures," Chris Waitt
"Boy A," John Crowley
"Clubbed," Neil Thompson
"The Escapist," Rupert Wyatt
"Helen," Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor
"The Market -- A Tale of Trade," Ben Hopkins

Avant-premiere section
"Adulthood," Noel Clarke
"The Agent," Lesley Manning
"The Duchess," Saul Dibb
"Eden Lake," James Watkins
"The Edge of Love," John Maybury
"Flashbacks of a Fool," Baillie Walsh
"French Film," Jackie Oudney
"The Hide," Marek Losey
"Hunger," Steve McQueen
"Love Live Long," Mike Figgis
"Man on Wire," James Marsh
"The Meerkats," James Honeyborne
"Of Time and the City," Terence Davies
"Shadows In The Sun," David Rocksavage
"Stephen Frears, A Portrait," Philippe Pilard

Special screening
"Young @ Heart," Stephen Walker

Opening-night film
"My Life So Far," Hugh Hudson

Closing-night film
"Somers Town," Shane Meadows