YES, THEY’RE HERE, THE ANNUAL DVDfever AWARDS… AND THE AWARD GOES TO… (DRAMATIC PAUSE WHILE VIRTUAL ENVELOPE IS OPENED)…
The London Film Festival 2013: It’s that time again. When DVDfever looks through its notes, tots up its own Fantasy Film League calculations, and reveals which movies you should really see. When someone says “If you see only one movie this year” they’re frankly nuts. We tell you about lots of fantastic films from all over the world and even suggest some of the emerging talents to look out for. So you can boast that you spotted them long before everyone else.
As you probably know, we covered dozens and dozens of films in depth in our first two instalments – the US and UK offerings in Part One, and the rest of the world in Part Two, along with the best documentaries.
The 2013 DVDfever Awards may be virtual, but that doesn’t make them any less coveted. Note them down, check them out, and thank us later. From the absolute must-sees, the names to watch, the breakthrough debuts, the glorious comedies and edge-of-the-seat thrillers, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into. Excluding vampires. We don’t do vampires.
So, here they are, the 2013 DVDfever Awards for the 57th London Film Festival.
BEST FILM, FULL STOP:
12 YEARS A SLAVE (right), directed by Steve McQueen
ENOUGH SAID, directed by Nicole Holofcener
Runners-up: WE ARE THE BEST! (Sweden, Lukas Moodysson), ME, MYSELF AND MUM (France, Guillaume Gallienne)
SALVO, from Italy, directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
Runners-up: LABOR DAY (US, Jason Reitman), 11.6 (France, Philippe Godeau)
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR (right) (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Runners-up: THE POLICE OFFICER’S WIFE (Philip Gröning), IDA (Pawel Pawlikowski), CHILD’S POSE (Calin Peter Netzer)
THE ARMSTRONG LIE, from Alex Gibney
Runners-up: MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS (US, Tom Berninger), HOW WE USED TO LIVE (UK, Paul Kelly), AT BERKELEY (US, Fred Wiseman), MANHUNT (US, Greg Barker)
BEST ADAPTATION FROM PLAY OR BOOK:
12 YEARS A SLAVE from Solomon Northup’s memoir; PHILOMENA from Martin Sixsmith’s book.
Runners-up: LABOR DAY, GONE TOO FAR
Go to Page 2 for Best Actor, Best Actress and more…