Magazine article Screen International

Halley Wins Top Prize at East End Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Halley Wins Top Prize at East End Film Festival

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Growing festival in London also honours docs Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and Mark Donne's The UK Gold.

The 12th East End Film Festival (EEFF) has awarded its best feature prize, for first or second features, to Sebastian Hofmann's Halley. Halley tells the story of a security guard at a Mexico City gym whose physical deterioration provides a stark contrast to the healthy bodies around him. Hoffman will be invited to be the festival's director in residence next year, when EEFF will also spotlight Mexican cinema.

The jury was comprised of last year's winner Armando Bo (El Ultimo Elvis), critic Peter Bradshaw, producer and Tugg co-founder Nicolas Gonda, My Brother The Devil director Sally El Hosaini, and RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The best documentary jury, comprised of filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, musician Mark Stewart, producer Rachel Wexler and head programmer of CPH:DOX Niklas Engstrøm, chose two documentaries to share the top award. …

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