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Most Beautiful Island

SXSW handed out its annual film awards tonight, naming Ana Asensio’s Most Beautiful Island as the best narrative work of the festival, and Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous’s prison therapy piece The Work as best documentary.

In addition to Asensio’s crime thriller, the SXSW jury also acknowledged the work of The Strange Ones and A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, which both received nods for performance. Miao Wang’s coming-of-age story Maineland and Nanfu Wang’s I Am Another You, about underground culture in Florida, both also won documentary awards.


You can see the full list of winners here; meanwhile, the festival also garnered strong buzz for a number of films that weren’t up for award consideration, including entusiastic reviews touting James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and Edgar Wright’s next film, Baby Driver.

[via Variety]

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