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Brit film Pride to screen at Cannes

Gay rights movie Pride, starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West, has been chosen to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

The British comedy drama tells the true story of how gay rights activists came to support miners during the strikes of 1984. Directed by Brit Matthew Warchus and also starring Sherlock's Andrew Scott and Paddy Considine, the film will end Directors' Fortnight at this year's festival on May 23.

Also screening during the 46th annual Directors' Fortnight are Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, a drama about an aspiring jazz drummer and Jim Mickle's Cold In July, a revenge thriller set in the 1980s starring Dexter's Michael C Hall and Don Johnson. Both films were well received when they made their world premiere at the recent Sundance Film Festival.

Girlhood, from French writer-director Celine Sciamma will open the fortnight on May 15.

Also screening during the two-week segment will be Queen And Country, the long-awaited Korean War-set drama from John Boorman, the British director best known for Hope And Glory.

Other features include Israeli film Gett: Le proces de Viviane Amsalem, a courtroom drama from Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz, who also stars in the film, South Korean director Kim Seong-hun's thriller A Hard Day and Australian filmmaker Zak Hilditch's These Final Hours.

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