‘Corsage’ Wins Top Prize at London Film Festival
The film, which was first shown in Cannes’s Un Certain Regard sidebar (where Krieps was awarded for best performance), and now Austria’s entry in the Academy Awards, claim to be the best film winner from the official competition. It was announced on Oct. 16, ahead of the festival’s closing drama.
The jury praised the film’s “masterfully realized” and said it was “completely seduced” by Vicky Krieps’ sublime performance as a woman trapped in her own iconography, and her rebellious yearning to be free.
Kreutzer responded that the award was for “everyone in my team”, claiming that “the best thing about my job” is that it “went so well and that people loved it .”
The official competition jury also said it wanted to “commend the pure cinematic language and formal mastery of Godland and for the immersive atmosphere it creates.”
Elsewhere, Manuela Martelli won the Sutherland Award in the first feature competition for her Chilean drama 1976, Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes won the Grierson Award in the documentary completion, and Charlie Shackleton’s As Mine Exactly won in the immersive art and XR award. I have no legs, and I must run by Yue Lu won the short film award. In the audience categories Blue bag Life won a feature audience award, while Drop out won the short audience award.
The 2022 BFI London Film Festival comes to an end on Oct. 16, with the European premiere Glass Onion – A Knives Out Mysteries.
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