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British directors could still make a splash at Cannes, says festival director

Thierry Frémaux hints that Ben Wheatley’s High Rise and Terence Davies’ Sunset Song are still in the mix for the festival, which still has places to fill for the official selection

All is not yet lost for British film-makers hoping to see their work included in the Cannes selection.

When the line-up was announced on Thursday, there was some dismay among UK observers that no British directors had been included. Hopes had been high particularly for High Rise, the JG Ballard adaptation from Ben Wheatley, and Terence Davies’s long-gestating Sunset Song, based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic Scots novel.

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British directors could still make a splash at Cannes, says festival director

Thierry Frémaux hints that Ben Wheatley’s High Rise and Terence Davies’ Sunset Song are still in the mix for the festival, which still has places to fill for the official selection

All is not yet lost for British film-makers hoping to see their work included in the Cannes selection.

When the line-up was announced on Thursday, there was some dismay among UK observers that no British directors had been included. Hopes had been high particularly for High Rise, the JG Ballard adaptation from Ben Wheatley, and Terence Davies’s long-gestating Sunset Song, based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic Scots novel.

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