Official Competition Winner – Best Film: Certain Women, directed by Kelly Reichardt
Recognising inspiring, inventive and distinctive filmmaking, the Best Film Award went to Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women, the impeccable study of the lives of three very different women in Montana. The award was announced by President of the Official Competition jury, Athina Rachel Tsangari, whose film Chevalier won the LFF Best Film prize in 2015.
The film jury said:
“In a vibrant year for cinema it was the masterful mise en scène and quiet modesty of this film that determined our choice for Best Film. A humane and poignant story that calibrates with startling vulnerability and delicate understatement the isolation, frustrations and loneliness of lives unlived in a quiet corner of rural America”
WINNER: This year’s #LFF Official Competition Best Film winner is the stellar Certain Women by Kelly Reichardt! pic.twitter.com/EiQnb3bMQJ— BFI (@BFI) October 15, 2016