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58th London Film Festival Announces 2014 Award Winners; ‘Leviathan’ Named Best Picture


The 58th BFI London Film Festival announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards ceremony, at The Banqueting House, Whitehall, this evening. Celebrating the most original, intelligent and distinctive filmmaking, the winner of the “Official Competition Winner – Best Film” award went to Andrey Zvyagintsev’s ‘Leviathan,’ a striking film that tells the tragic tale of conflict between an individual and a corrupt system in a small Russian town. The award was announced by Jeremy Thomas, BFI Fellow and President of the Official Competition jury.

Jeremy Thomas said, “We were all very engaged by the twelve films selected for Competition and really admired many of them, there were extraordinary stories and impressive images.  But there was one film that we were unanimous in wanting to award Best Film, “Leviathan” directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev.  Its grandeur and themes moved all of us in the same way.” The jury also commended Celine Sciamma’s ‘Girlhood’ about a young woman’s search for identity in the underprivileged suburbs of Paris.

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