Buzzy British Movies at This Year’s Cannes

Competition
Jimmy’s Hall (pictured)
Director: Ken Loach
Production company: Sixteen Films, Element Pictures
Sales agent: Entertainment One
Key cast: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott
Logline: Period drama set in 1930s Ireland during its “Red Scare.”

Mr. Turner

Director: Mike Leigh
Production companies: Film4, Focus Features Intl.
Sales agent: Sony Classics (for U.S.)
Key cast: Timothy Spall
Logline: Biopic on British master painter J.M.W. Turner

Un Certain Regard
Snow in Paradise

Director: Andrew Hulme
Production company: Ipso Facto Films
Sales agent: The Match Factory
Key cast: Frederick Schmidt, Martin Askew, David Spinx
Logline: A petty criminal turns to Islam, but his old life won’t leave him alone.

Directors’ Fortnight
Catch Me Daddy

Director: Daniel Wolfe
Production company: Emu Films
Sales agent: Altitude Film Sales
Key cast: Conor McCarron, Gary Lewis, Nichola Burley
Logline: Runaways in West Yorkshire face dark horrors while a gang searches for them.

Queen and Country
Director: John Boorman
Producer: Merlin Films
Production company: Le Pacte
Key cast: David Thewlis, Caleb Landry Jones, Tamsin Egerton
Logline: An Englishman who survived the London blitz in World War II joins up to fight in the Korean War.

Pride (closer)
Director: Matthew Warchus
ProduCTION COMPANY: Calamity Films
Sales AGENTS: Pathe, BBC Films
Key cast: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West
Logline: The surprising partnerships between gays and striking miners in England.

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