Treacle Jr and Made In Dagenham shared the Best Film award at the 21st Dinard Film Festival. Both pictures took home a Hitchcock d’Or on Saturday night, at the French festival designed to celebrate British film.
Dagenham - or We Want Sex, as it is titled in France - also won the Best Screenplay and audience awards, while Mr Nice director/ Director of Photography Bernard Rose picked up the Hitchcock Blanc for Best Cinematography.
Stuart Hazeldine’s thriller Exam won the exhibitors' award, the Hitchcock Bronze.
Treacle Jr writer/director Jamie Thraves (The Low Down) re-mortaged his house in order to finance his third feature, a funny and moving London-set drama.
The jury, which included The Kid director Nick Moran and a game Sienna Miller, joined in a chorus line dance to Abba’s Thank You For The Music, as the ceremony came to a rather surreal conclusion in the French costal town.
The award for the best short film went to Vicky Mather for Stanley Pickle.