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British films hoping for awards at Cannes

Source ITN

Updated on 14 May 2009

Andrea Arnold is leading a host of British filmmakers hoping to catch the eye at the Cannes film festival.

She wrote and directed the film Fish Tank, starring Hunger actor Michael Fassbender in a complicated love triangle.

Andrea previously took the film Red Road to Cannes in 2006.

She said: "I was feeling quite anxious about coming here.

"Having been here once before I know what to expect."

This has been described as a good year for British film, despite the recession.

Emma Clarke, senior executive of the UK Film Council said: "I think it's been a good year throughout the whole gamut of film festivals and the award ceremonies.

"It's just been incredible and this tops it. It's been the cherry on the cake."

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