Out of the over 115 films from around the world that were screened during the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival, it was Nicolas Bedos’ Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s Love, Cecil, and Jacob LaMendola’s Long Shot that resonated the most with attendees.
Mr. & Mrs. Adelman, which stars Bedos and co-writer Doria Tillier as a French couple that experience 40 years of pain and joy, earned the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Love, Cecil, which chronicles the life of Cecil Beaton – the Oscar-winning set and costume designer of My Fair Lady and Gigi, won the Audience Award for Documentary Feature. Long Shot, a documentary that follows Juan Catalan, who was arrested for a murder he did not commit, took home the Audience Award for Best Short Film.
“We are thrilled to announce Love, Cecil, Mr. & Mrs. Adelman and Long Shot as our audience award winners in a diverse lineup that was strong and competitive this year,” said HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. “We extend our gratitude to the filmmakers for allowing us to showcase their work, and continue to remain excited to see how our audiences react.”
The festival ran from Thursday, October 5 through Monday, October 9.
“We offer our most sincere congratulations to these winners and are delighted that these films resonated with our audiences,” added HIFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson. “Both features are currently available for US Distribution, and certainly have exciting journeys ahead of them.”
For more information, visit hamptonsfilmfest.org.