2011 Feb 01

“Like Crazy” First Still and Sundance Award

Jen’s upcoming film “Like Crazy” won best film in Sundance! I just found and added the first still of Jennifer in this film. It looks really promising. Also there is another on-set picture from X-Men (a little blurry I’m afraid).


British actor Felicity Jones won the special jury prize: dramatic at the Sundance film festival at the weekend for her role in romance Like Crazy, which also won the grand jury prize for best film.

Drake Doremus’s film, whose dialogue was largely improvised, tracks the long-distance relationship between a British woman (Jones) and an American man (Anton Yelchin). The movie also features Jennifer Lawrence, whose film Winter’s Bone won last year’s grand jury prize and has been nominated for four Oscars.

Two world cinema special jury prizes: dramatic for breakout performances were presented to Olivia Colman and Peter Mullan for their roles in Tyrannosaur, Paddy Considine’s feature-length directorial debut about a troubled man who finds a chance of redemption in the form of a Christian charity shop worker. The film also won the world cinema directing award: dramatic, making it the recipient of most awards at this year’s festival.

Peter D Richardson’s film How to Die in Oregon, about terminally ill people considering euthanasia in the north-western US state, won the grand jury US documentary prize. Richardson dedicated his prize to the “extraordinary individuals who allowed me to enter their life, document their life during the last four years. This award is for you and because of you.” The award for best foreign documentary went to Hell and Back Again, about the devastating impact a Taliban machine-gun bullet has had on the life of 25-year-old US army sergeant Nathan Harris.

Science fiction tale Another Earth, about two strangers who meet each other the night before the discovery of a mystifying new planet, won the dramatic jury prize and the Alfred P Sloan science trophy for director Mike Cahill. Cahill said: “This is the greatest week of our lives.” Happy, Happy, Anne Sewitsky’s tale of troubled romance in the snowy Norwegian countryside, was named the winner of the best foreign drama prize.