For Sama: Acclaimed Syria documentary wins British Independent Film Awards

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Waad al-Kateab and Sama, who was innate during a Syrian conflict

For Sama, a documentary about a immature mother’s knowledge of a Syrian polite war, has won a tip esteem during a British Independent Film Awards.

For Sama picked adult 4 Bifas including best British eccentric film.

The cinema it kick to that esteem enclosed Armando Ianucci’s Charles Dickens-inspired film The Personal History of David Copperfield.

Ianucci’s film, that stars Dev Patel, won 5 Bifas including best ancillary actor for Hugh Laurie.

Speaking during Sunday’s ceremony, Patel, who was nominated for best actor, pronounced a film attention was during a “beginning of a movement” per colour-blind casting.

“I consider smashing things are happening,” he said. “The fact that we get to be in a film like this is amazing.”

He was beaten to a best actor endowment by Only You’s Josh O’Connor, who can now be seen personification Prince Charles in Netflix’s The Crown.

Elsewhere during a London event, Renée Zellweger won best singer for her description of Judy Garland in Judy.

Waad al-Kateab and Edwards Watts were jointly awarded best executive for For Sama. Al-Kateab shot a footage in Aleppo, where her daughter Sama was innate in 2016 and where her father is a doctor.

The Independent described a documentary as “one of a many profoundly insinuate depictions of a Syrian dispute ever put to film”, while The Guardian pronounced it was “profoundly relocating and unignorable”.

Media captionFor Sama: Film captures life in Aleppo conflict

Bifa winners 2019

  • Best British eccentric film – For Sama
  • Best singer -Renee Zellweger (Judy)
  • Best actor – Josh O’Connor (Only You)
  • Best ancillary singer – Ruthxjiah Bellenea (The Last Tree)
  • Best ancillary actor – Hugh Laurie (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
  • Best executive – Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts (For Sama)
  • Best screenplay – Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell for The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Most earnest visitor – Sam Adewunmi (The Last Tree)
  • The Richard Harris Award for superb grant by an actor to British film – Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Special jury esteem – Amanda Nevill
  • The Douglas Hickox Award (debut director) – Harry Wootliff (Only You)
  • Debut screenwriter – Emma Jane Unsworth (Animals)
  • Breakthrough writer – Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Bait)
  • The Raindance Discovery Award – Children Of The Snow Land (Zara Balfour, Marcus Stephenson, Mark Hakansson)
  • Best casting – Sarah Crowe (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
  • Best cinematography – Benjamin Kracun (Beats)
  • Best dress pattern – Suzie Harman, Robert Worley (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
  • Best documentary – For Sama
  • Best modifying – Chloe Lambourne, Simon McMahon (For Sama)
  • Best effects – Howard Jones (A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon)
  • Best make-up and hair pattern – Jeremy Woodhead (Judy)
  • Best Music – Jack Arnold (Wild Rose)
  • Best prolongation pattern – Cristina Casali (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
  • Best sound – David Bowtle-Mcmillan, Joakim Sundstrom, Robert Farr (Beats)
  • Best British brief film – Anna
  • Best general eccentric film – Parasite

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