WHAT: The British Film Festival, held Oct. 6-9.
WHERE: The charming French seaside resort of Dinard
‘FATHER’S’ COME FIRST: Top prize, the Golden Hitchcock, was awarded Oct. 8 to “In My Father’s Den,” a Kiwi pic that flew under the Union Jack thanks to its Brit co-producer Dixie Linder.
Producer Stephen Woolley, making his helming debut with “Stoned” — which centers on the last days of Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones — said at the pic’s screening: “If I look more nervous than usual, it’s because Nic Roeg is in the audience. A director I greatly admire.” Roeg helmed the seminal 1970 Mick Jagger-starrer “Performance.”