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DFFB2023: Our critical diary

In addition to our social networks twitter and facebook (and our youtube channel on which we relay our interviews as well as press conference footage), we’re offering you, as we do for every edition of the Dinard British Film Festival (2023, 34th of the name), a critics’ notebook.

The rating scale applied is as follows:

–         very bad film
*         common film
**       good film
***     very good film
****   excellent film
***** masterpiece


The trouble with Jessica by Matt Winn

A film by Matt Winn
With: Alan Tudyk, Olivia Williams, Shirley Henderson, Amber Rose Revah, Rufus Sewell, Indira Varma, Anne Reid, Alice Henley, Sylvester Groth, David Schaal
Sarah and Tom are in terrible financial trouble. On the brink of losing everything, they’ve managed to find a buyer for their stylish London…
Notre critique

The effects of lying by Isher Sahota

A film by Isher Sahota
With: Ace Bhatti, Laila Rouass, Lauren Patel, Navin Chowdhry, Shaheen Khan, Mark Williams
A dutiful husband and loving father whose life falls apart when decades of festering secrets are exposed and he’s forced to face up to who he really is.
Notre critique

Silver Haze by Sacha Polak

A film by Sacha Polak
With: Vicky Knight, Esme Creed-Miles, Charlotte Knight, Archie Brigden, Angela Bruce, Brandon Bendell, Alfie Deegan, TerriAnn Cousins, Jeanette Maskell, Daniel Phelan
23-year-old Franky is a nurse who lives with her large family in an East London borough. Obsessed with a thirst for revenge and a need…
Notre critique

Silent Roar by Johnny Barrington

A film by Johnny Barrington
With: Louis McCartney, Ella Lily Hyland, Mark Lockyer, Chinenye Ezeudu, Fiona Bell, Anders Hayward, Gary Lamont, Victoria Balnaves, Barbara Probst, Pablo Raybould
Dondo is a young surfer. His fisherman dad Willy disappeared a year ago. No sign of his boat, nor his body. Dondo’s mother…
Notre critique

Scrapper by Charlotte Regan

A film by Charlotte Regan
With: Lola Campbell, Harris Dickinson, Alin Uzun, Laura Aikman, Ambreen Razia, Asheq Akhtar, Olivia Brady, Sam Buchanan, Amy Lee Ronaldson, Matt Brewer
Living alone since her beloved mum died, 12-year-old Georgie fills the flat they shared with her own special magic. But when her absent father…
Notre critique

Girl by Adura Onashile

A film by Adura Onashile
With: Déborah Lukumuena, Danny Sapani, Le’Shantey Bonsu, Liana Turner, Ayesha Antoine, Caroline Deyga, Lael Tamakloe, Jenni Keenan-Green, Owen Whitelaw, Mark Cox
A love story between 24-year-old Grace and her 11-year old-daughter, Ama. It is a story of wonder and intimacy, of vulnerability and fear and of…
Notre critique

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