Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Winners Revealed

Magazine article Screen International

Edinburgh Winners Revealed

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UPDATE: Tony Benn doc wins audience award; Hide and Seek wins Michael Powell Award, Ice Poison takes international prize.

Joanna Coates's drama Hide and Seek has won The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature at the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, which has revealed its winners today.

Walking on Sunshine star Hannah Arterton, sister of Gemma, is among the cast of the film about four fragile youngsters who flee London to start an unconventional utopia.

Coates wrote the film with Daniel Metz, who also stars in the film and produces.

The Michael Powell jury, chaired by director Amos Gitai with actors Nina Hoss and Michael Smiley, described the film as "innovative" and "exceptional."

On Sunday, Skip Kite's documentary Tony Benn: Will & Testament won the audience award.

The award for Best Film in the International Competition went to Midi Z's Ice Poison (Taiwan, Myanmar), which charts the economic despair in the rural and developing landscape of Myanmar.

Eddie Marsan scooped the Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film for his turn in Still Life, selected by the Michael Powell jury who further awarded a special commendation to Zoe Telford for her performance in Greyhawk. …

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