Rufus Norris’ Broken led the pack of nominees going into the British Independent Film Awards ceremony tonight, but it was Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio which won the most prizes. Norris’ coming of age tale that debuted in Cannes’ Critics’ Week last year was named Best British Film and also scooped the Best Supporting Actor prize for Rory Kinnear. Best Director went to Strickland for horror pic Berberian Sound Studio for which Toby Jones was also named Best Actor. The movie won four prizes in total, also nabbing kudos for Best Achievement in Production and Best Technical Achievement. Best Actress went to Andrea Riseborough for Shadow Dancer and Olivia Colman scored her second BIFA in a row for her supporting turn in Hyde Park On Hudson. (Colman was named Best Actress last year for Tyrannosaur.) Bart Layton’s The Imposter was named Best Documentary. A full list of winners follows: READ MORE »
With nine nods, Rufus Norris’ Cannes Critics’ Week opener Broken leads the nominees for this year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards. Studiocanal is releasing Broken in the UK – although it has not yet been dated – and Film Movement has it domestically. The coming-of-age drama stars Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear, who all received acting nods. Also scoring multiple shout-outs are Ben Wheatley’s comedy Sightseers and Peter Strickland’s horror film Berberian Sound Studio with seven each and Bart Layton’s The Imposter with six. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel also has a strong showing with nods for best film and director along with acting nominations for Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. The 15th BIFAs will be handed out on December 9 in London. The full list of nominees follows:
BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM
Berberian Sound Studio
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Bart Layton – The Imposter
Ben Wheatley – Sightseers
John Madden – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio
Rufus Norris – Broken
The three UK movies have received seven nods apiece for this year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards, due to take place in London on December 4. Each of them is battling for Best British Film Award, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor/Actress. The nominations were announced in London this morning. We Need To Talk About Kevin and Kill List each received six nominations, with Submarine following closely with five. Rebecca Hall (The Awakening), Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre), MyAnna Buring (Kill List), Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) and Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) are vying for Best Actress. Leading men competing for Best Actor include Gary Oldman (Tinker, Tailor), Michael Fassbender (Shame) and Brendan Gleeson (The Guard).
Hulu Offering Miramax Films In Japan
Miramax has signed a multi-year deal to stream its films on Hulu in Japan. The studio also said it plans to expand to other Asian markets and has its eye on other television and digital platforms in Asia. Under the agreement, Miramax films are already available through Hulu in Japan via Blu-ray and game consoles, Internet-enabled TVs, tablets and smartphones. Financial terms of the deal were not released. The titles available to Japanese subscribers include There Will Be Blood, Pulp Fiction, Chocolat and Spy Kids. The deal comes less than a month after the subscription service debuted in Japan. Earlier this month, Miramax signed digital streaming deals in Latin America, UK, and Turkey.
Mexican Rom Com ‘Labios Rojos’ Gets Release Date
Lionsgate and Pantelion Films are rolling out Mexican romantic comedy Labios Rojos on Oct. 14 in limited release. The romantic comedy, written and directed by Rafa Lara, tells the story of a happily married couple (Jorge Salinas and Silvia Navarro) who face sudden problems in the bedroom. Individually, they resort to desperate and absurd measures to try to rekindle their romantic life.