When looking at Mike Leigh’s or Stephen Frears’ filmography, one cannot help but notice that their movies, whether produced for TV or for the big screen, are just as appreciated, without any difference. Indeed, The Snapper and My Beautiful Laundrette were initially made for TV, and Christopher Smith’s new project is a miniseries.
Last year, TV has made its debut at the Festival with the small screen version of This is England, directed by one of Dinard’s favourite talents, Shane Meadows.
This 23rd edition will be the opportunity to strengthen our desire to share with our public new ways of telling stories, with the presentation of two series previously unreleased in France and the latest season of This is England. We hope that this incursion will soon become a tradition and allow our public to appreciate tomorrow’s hits before everyone else, on a big screen.
Mix Cellini is obsessed. And not just with the supermodel he's been stalking. He's also endlessly fascinated by the life of Reggie Christie, the infamous serial killer hanged fifty years ago. So when things get difficult — his snoopy landlady watches him with growing suspicion and the object of his desire ignores him — Mix turns to his hero, Reggie Christie, for inspiration. And Reggie was a man for whom murder began as a practical solution and became a matter of appetite.
by Green Tom
A politician wakes up after an alcohol fuelled night and realises that he might be responsible for a murder. A dramatic act of redemption buys him public adoration, but how long can he hide from the truth?