The Silent Twins director Agnieszka Smoczynska dazzles at the British Independent Film Awards

Best British Independent Film

WINNER AFTER AFTER SUN Charlotte Wells, Barry Jenkins, Mark Ceryak, Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson

BLUE JEAN Georgia Oakley, Hélène Sifre

GOOD LUCK, LEO GRANDE Sophie Hyde, Katy Brand, Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski

LIFE Oliver Hermanus, Kazuo Ishiguro, Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

THE MIRACLE Sebastián Lelio, Emma Donoghue, Alice Birch, Juliette Howell, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross, Ed Guiney

Best Director sponsored by Sky Cinema



SOPHIE HYDE Good luck to you, Leo Grande



Best Ensemble Performance

WINNER – OUR RIVER…OUR SKY Ensemble with Zainab Joda, Darina Al Joundi, Amed Hashimi, Mahmoud Abo Al Abbas, Basim Hajar, Labwa Arab, Meriam Abbas, Siham Mustafa

BLUE JEAN Ensemble with Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes, Lucy Halliday, Lydia Page, Stacy Abalogun, Farrah Cave, Amy Booth-Steel

EMILY Ensemble with Amelia Gething, Emma Mackey, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Fionn Whitehead, Alexandra Dowling, Gemma Jones, Adrian Dunbar

FLUX GOURMET Ensemble with Makis Papadimitriou, Gwendoline Christie, Asa Butterfield, Fatma Mohamed, Ariane Labed, Richard Bremmer

THE WONDER Ensemble with Kíla Lord Cassidy, Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Toby Jones, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Ciarán Hinds, Brían F. O’Byrne, Josie Walker

Best International Independent Film sponsored by Champagne Taittinger

WINNER – WORLD’S WORST PERSON Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Thomas Robsahm

ALL THE BEAUTY AND BLOOD WORRY Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov,

CLOSE Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens, Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens

DECISION TO LEAVE Park Chan-Wook, Chung Seo-Kyung

ALL EVERYWHERE ALL AT THE SAME time Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Mike Larocca

The Richard Harris Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Actor to British Film

WINNER – Samantha Morton

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