Gong shows in Edinburgh
At the closing ceremony of the Edinburgh International Film Festival last Sunday, Shane Meadows was given the Michael Powell Award for best new British feature film, for Somers Town. The film has its first Irish screening at the new Lights Out! festival in Dublin on July 18th (see preview, page 5) before going on cinema release here next month.
In other award news, Robert Carlyle collected an acting gong at Edinburgh for his performance in Summer; Errol Morris took the documentary prize for Encounters at the End of the World; Marianne Palka was named best new director for Good Dick; and the audience award went to James Marsh’s documentary, Man on Wire.