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Amanda Seyfried & Tahar Rahim + Gemma Arterton & John Hurt: London Film Festival

Julianne Moore, a potential Oscar 2010 candidate for A Single Man, and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere of Atom Egoyan’s thriller Chloe during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried attending the Chloe photocall during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore pose with director Atom Egoyan and producer (and oftentimes director) Ivan Reitman as they attend the Chloe photocall during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Julianne Moore (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Actress Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe, a potential Oscar 2010 best actress contender, arrives at the premiere of Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 23. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Actor Edward Hogg arrives at the premiere of Paul King’s Bunny and the Bull during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 23. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Actress Veronica Echegui arrives at the premiere of Bunny and the Bull. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jamie Doyle arrives for the premiere of Lindy Heymann’s Kicks, in which two women do whatever they can to get near their sports idol, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Nichola Burley at the premiere of Kicks (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Director Lindy Heymann arrives for the premiere of Kicks (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

A view from the National Gallery during the London Moves Me Outdoor Screening as part of the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival held at Trafalgar Square on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Gemma Arterton arrives for the premiere of J Blakeson’s The Disappearance of Alice Creed, in which two men (Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan) kidnap a woman (Arterton is the unlucky one) and tie her to a bed, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Screenwriter Abdel Raouf Dafri and Director Jacques Audiard attend the photocall for the gritty prison drama A Prophet, winner of the London Film Festival’s best film prize and a strong contender for the 2010 best foreign language film Academy Award, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Nick Park answers questions at Wallace and Gromit‘s 20th Anniversary event during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at BFI Southbank on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Martin Compston, Producer Adrian Sturges, Gemma Arterton, Director J Blakeson, and Eddie Marsan arrive for the premiere of The Disappearance of Alice Creed, a psychological thriller in which Compston and Marsan are apparent kidnappers and Arterton their apparent victim, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Director Warwick Thornton arrives for the premiere of the drama Samson & Delilah, the tale of two Aboriginal lovers in Central Australia that has been just nominated for the Australian Film Institute’s best film award, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 24. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Director Ahmed Maher arrives for the premiere of The Traveller, winner of the UNESCO Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 25. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Veteran actresses Charlotte Rampling and Anjelica Huston attend a cocktail reception at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Yaron Shani poses with the Sutherland award for the film Ajami, voted the most original and imaginative first feature. Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón is standing next to him at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

John Hurt poses with his BFI Fellowship. Next to him are Jeremy Thomas (on his left) and Michael Caton-Jones (on his right) at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Malinese filmmaker and BFI Fellowship recipient Souleymane Cissé poses with his BFI Fellowship. Veteran actress and presenter Charlotte Rampling is standing next to him at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Mexican filmmaker and award presenter Alfonso Cuarón arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Ridley Scott, best known for Alien, Blade Runner, and Thelma & Louise, and Giannina Facio arrive for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Academy Award winner and London Film Festival jury chair Anjelica Huston presents the Best Film award during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Screenwriter Jack Thorne poses with his Best British Newcomer award for the film The Scouting Book for Boys during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Veteran actress and award presenter Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter, Swimming Pool) speaks at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Tahar Rahim, the star of Jacques Audiard’s widely praised prison drama A Prophet, winner of the best picture award at the London Film Festival and a likely best foreign language film Oscar contender, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

John Hurt and Ann Rees Meyers arrive for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Hurt and filmmaker Souleymane Cissé were given BFI Fellowships at the awards ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Filmmaker Yoav Shamir, whose documentary Defamation won the London Film Festival’s top prize in that category, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Defamation is a possible candidate for the 2010 Academy Award in the documentary feature category. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Actress and award presenter Jodie Whittaker arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Director Yaron Shani, whose Ajami (co-directed with Scandar Copti) won the Israeli Academy Award earlier this year, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Filmmaker and award presenter Nick Broomfield arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Veteran actress and London Film Festival jury member Charlotte Rampling, the star of Night Porter, The Verdict, and Swimming Pool, arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Venice Film Festival 2009 best director winner Shirin Neshat arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

David Morrissey arrives for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Malinese filmmaker Souleymane Cissé and guest arrive for the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. Cissé and actor John Hurt were given BFI Fellowships at the awards ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Academy Award winner and and London Film Festival jury chair Anjelica Huston arrives at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Documentary filmmaker Yoav Shamir poses with his Grierson Award for Best Documentary Defamation, an European Film Award nominee and a potential Oscar 2010 contender, at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tahar Rahim, the star of Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet, poses with the Best Film award given to Audiard’s gritty prison drama. Academy Award winner and London Film Festival jury chair Anjelica Huston is standing next to him at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Inner Temple on October 28. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Director Michael Haneke attends the photocall for his black-and-white drama The White Ribbon, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and a highly 2010 Oscar contender in the best foreign language film category (and possibly in the Best Picture category as well), during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 21. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Actress Amanda Seyfried, one of the stars of the UK blockbuster Mamma Mia!, attends the photocall for Atom Egoyan’s psychological thriller Chloe, co-starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Mayfair Hotel on October 22. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Director Tom Harper and Actor Thomas Turgoose arrive for the premiere of the thriller The Scouting Book for Boys during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 21. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

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.

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

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

Grierson Award for Best Documentary: Yoav Shamir for DEFAMATION

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

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

 

London Film Festival website

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Amanda Michelle Seyfried is too hot to handle

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