‘A Prophet’ Wins London Film Festival

October 29, 2009 by  
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Well that’s not strictly true, the feature won the festival’s Best Film award after an international jury described it as “a masterpiece”.

Chair of the committee, Angelica Huston added: “With seamless and imaginative story-telling, superb performances and universal themes, in A Prophet, Jacques Audiard has made the perfect film.”

The jury also gave special mention to John Hillcoat’s The Road, praising the piece’s breathtaking vision and profound political statement.

Jack Thorne – screenwriter for the The Scouting Book For Boys – won the award for Best British Newcomer.

At a glamourous closing ceremony hosted by journalist and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, Ajami and Defamation scooped prizes in the other categories with John Hurt and Souleymane Cisse picking up personal awards for their contributions to British film.

That’s it until next next year folks…

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