Eric Cantona to Head Dinard British Film Festival Jury

Fabrizio Maltese
Eric Cantona

The festival of British movies in France's northern resort time runs Oct. 2-6.

LONDON – Former professional soccer player turned actor Eric Cantona will head this year's Dinard British Film Festival jury.

The festival in France's northern resort town runs Oct. 2-6.

France's Cantona who played for Manchester United retired from soccer in 1997 and has subsequently landed roles in Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth, L’Outremangeur directed by Thierry Binisti and Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric.

Cantona will preside over a jury at a festival of new British feature titles selected by the festival’s president Sylvie Mallet and festival director Hussam Hindi

Presiding over a jury of eight film industry members – four Brits and four French – Cantona and co will award the Hitchcok d'Or award to the best film at the end of the weekend event.