The programme boasts an impressive display of contemporary British films, all of which will be expertly introduced, while there will also be time after the screening to chat and ask questions. The festival begins on Friday, January 17th at 18:00 with Golden-Globe-winner and Oscar-nominated flick '1917', an epic First World War drama directed by Sam Mendes. Followed at 21:00 by a preview showing of independent film 'The Last Tree', which was presented at Sundance 2019 and still doesn't have a release date in France.
On Saturday 18th, we'll get the chance to watch 'A Good Liar', a crime thriller directed by Bill Condon and starring two heavyweights of British acting, Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. At 21:00, it will be the turn of a series of Brexit short films, produced by The Guardian in collaboration with Headlong Theatre. Wendy Stevenson of Wolf Inc., a local company that helps expats deal with French bureaucracy, will be on hand to answer any questions after the screening.
Finally, on Sunday 19th 'Mary Shelley' will show at 18:00. This film has a close connection with Chamonix as it was during Shelley's stay near Lake Geneva in 1816 with Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Polidori, when she wrote her masterpiece 'Frankenstein'. In the novel, Victor Frankenstein and the creature meet at the top of Mont Blanc after crossing over one of Chamonix's best-known attractions, the Mer de Glace glacier, where the creature lives inside an ice cave. BritFlix ends with a surprise feel-good comedy on Sunday at 21:00.