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London Film Festival Awards 2009

Tahar Rahim in A Prophet

Star of London for Best Film: Jacques Audiard’s A PROPHET

On behalf of the London Film Festival jury, Anjelica Huston stated: “A masterpiece: Un prohète has the ambition, purity of vision and clarity of purpose to make it an instant classic. With seamless and imaginative story-telling, superb performances and universal themes, Jacques Audiard has made a perfect film.” In A Prophet, Tahar Rahim stars as a prison newcomer who learns how to become that realm’s top dog.

Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Road

Special mention: John Hillcoat’s THE ROAD

Thomas Turgoose in The Scouting Book for Boys

Best British Newcomer: Jack Thorne, screenwriter of the film THE SCOUTING BOOK FOR BOYS

Ajami

Sutherland Award for most original and imaginative first feature: Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani for AJAMI

Defamation by Yoav Shamir

Grierson Award for Best Documentary: Yoav Shamir for DEFAMATION

John Hurt

BFI Fellowship: John Hurt John Hurt (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Souleymane Cisse

BFI Fellowship: Souleymane Cissé (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

 

International Competition Jury: Anjelica Huston (chair), John Akomfrah, Jarvis Cocker, Mathieu Kassovitz, Charlotte Rampling and Iain Softley

Sutherland Award Jury: Paul Greengrass, Kerry Fox and David Parfitt

Grierson Award Jury: Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen, Ellen Fleming and Christopher Hird

 

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