‘Like Crazy’ bags top prize at Sundance Film Festival

Monday, January 31, 2011

LONDON - Director Drake Doremus’s ‘Like Crazy’ won the grand jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Felicity Jones, who starred in the movie about a long-distance relationship, received the special jury prize for acting in the movie.

Doremus paid tribute to his parents “for believing in love, and teaching me that love is important so I can make this movie one day”.

“This movie is about love, and love never dying, being with you for the rest of your life. Your first love will never leave you and mine didn’t and is here with me tonight,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

Peter D Richardson’s film ‘How To Die In Oregon’ received the grand jury US documentary prize.

Mike Cahill and Brit Marling’s ‘Another Earth’ was also recognised at the event.

The science-fiction film, about two strangers who are brought together the night before the discovery of a duplicate planet Earth, won a dramatic special jury prize and the Alfred P Sloan trophy.

Anne Sewitsky’s ‘Happy, Happy’, was named the winner of the best foreign drama prize while the award for best foreign documentary went to ‘Hell And Back Again’.

Tim Blake Nelson, who appeared in the film ‘Flypaper’, which premiered at the festival, presented the awards ceremony in the ski resort of Park City.

It was the 30th anniversary of the festival, which was founded by actor Robert Redford to promote independent filmmaking. (ANI)

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