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‘Farming’ By Akinnuoye Agbaje Wins At The Edinburgh Film Festival

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Farming has just bagged the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

The Movie featured Newcomers and actors whose credits include The Bourne IdentityG.I Joe Rise of the Cobra and Suicide SquadFarming, about a black member of a white skinhead gang in 1980s Essex, is his directorial debut.

The Film bagged its crown after a jury which included Antonia Campbell-Hughes, David Hayman and Philip John.

“The unanimous decision of the Michael Powell Jury goes to an important, powerful and disturbing film from Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. This story forces us to confront an unfamiliar, uncomfortable reality. Farming keeps you invested in its brutal world. Culturally adrenalising. Visceral. Inspirational.”

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Damson Idris – ‘Farming’

For the ‘Best Performance in a British Feature Film’ the Jury awarded the accolade to Damson Idris for his role in Farming.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have received this prestigious award, named after one of my cinematic heroes, for my first film. I am equally delighted that Damson Idris won for Best Performance.”


Also, the Award for Best International Feature Film went to Miia Tervo’s Aurora, which received its U.K. premiere at this year’s festival. The winner was chosen by the International Jury made up of Natalie Brenner, Jack Lowden and Fred Tsui.

The Award for Best Documentary Feature Film went to Ben Asamoah’s first feature film, Sakawa. Anca Damian’s The Call won the best short award.

Social satire Boyz in the Wood, starring Eddie Izzard, opened EIFF on June 19 while Mrs Lowry & Sonclosed the festival on June 30.

Watch The Thriller For ‘Farming’ Below:

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