More British Films Come to Tribeca Film Festival

Toni Collette, Michael Sheen and Jason Spevack in 'Jesus Henry Christ'

As it’s done every spring for the last decade, the annual Tribeca Film Festival will soon take over lower Manhattan with some of the year’s most promising and interesting films. And some of the UK’s best will also be on hand.

BBC News reports that Jesus Henry Christ, Dennis Lee‘s romantic comedy starring Michael Sheen, is just one of 44 feature films that have been announced so far. The Welsh-born Sheen plays opposite Toni Collette and Jason Spevack in this “tale of a boy’s quest to find his real father.”

Lotus Eaters, Alexandra McGuinness‘s drama highlighting “London’s social elite,” will have its world premiere. It stars Benn Northover (House of Boys, I Shouldn’t be Alive), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (Lead Balloon, MI-5) and Katrena Rochell (Kick-Ass, Psychosis). Additional titles are expected to be released next week.

As previously reported, Cameron Crowe‘s documentary The Union, showcasing Sir Elton John and Leon Russell‘s recent collaboration, will kick things off on April 20.