The presence of serial Cannes prizewinner Ken Loach in Nîmes from March 2 to 11 is the highlight of this year’s 21st British Screen Festival.
Clear your calendar for those key dates in March now! In honour of Ken Loach’s presence at the festival, there will be a retrospective of his ﬁlm and TV work, stretching back to the 1960s when works such as Cathy Come Home provoked outrage in Britain at the plight of the homeless. There will also be major films of social and historic commentary such as Kes, The Wind that Shook the Barley, Looking for Eric, and 2016 Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake.
Another high spot of the festival will be a tribute to actor Dirk Bogarde’s contribution to so many classic British ﬁlms. Presented by French ﬁlm critic, Nicholas Botti. The homage will feature three of Bogarde’s major ﬁlms.
Other highlights of the festival include double carte blanche sessions from French Director Bertrand Tavernier showcasing two of his favourite British ﬁlms and a full showing over a morning and afternoon of Peter Kosminsky’s controversial analysis of young Brits recruited to ﬁght for the so-called Islamic State. "Compelling and deranging" was one critic’s verdict.
Further info to come on www.ecransbritanniques.org