Dinard fest arranges date with ‘Bridget’

Event includes tribute to Gielgud

PARIS — “Bridget Jones’s Diary” will make its French debut at the 12th Dinard Festival of British Film (Oct. 4-7), whose highlights this year include a tribute to the late John Gielgud.

Films in competition include Stewart Sugg’s “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”; Saul Metzstein’s “Late Night Shopping”; “On the Edge,” by John Carney; “The Warrior,” from Asif Kapadia; and Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger’s “The Lawless Heart.”

Other movies being screened at the seaside resort include Ken Loach’s “The Navigators”; “Me Without You,” by Sandra Goldbacher; “Crush,” from John McKay; Paul Sarrosy’s “Mr. In-Between”; “Gabriel and Me,” by Udayan Prasad; Fred Schepisi’s “Last Orders”; “Lucky Break,” by Peter Cattaneo; “Mrs. Caldicott’s Cabbage War,” from Ian Sharp; Maeve Murphy’s “Silent Grace”; Rob Green’s “The Bunker”; “The Last Resort,” by Paul Pavlikovsky; and “The Martins,” from Tony Grounds.

The tribute to Gielgud, who died in May 2000, will include the actor’s classic performances in Joseph Mankiewicz’s “Julius Caesar,” Orson Welles’ “Falstaff,” Alain Resnais’ “Providence,” Steve Gordon’s “Arthur” and Peter Greenaway’s “Prospero’s Books.”

The festival will also feature an all-night gangster movie session.

Last year’s event marked 16,000 admissions.

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