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Coming-of-Age Drama 'Better Mus' Come' Wins Audience Award at Bahamas Film Festival

Rum Diary
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Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary" had its Caribbean premiere at the Bahamas International Film Festival.

"On Wings of Men," about the Bahamas' first prime minster, won a similar award for documentaries.

Better Mus’ Come, a violent Jamaican coming-of-age drama, won the audience award for best narrative feature Sunday at the 8th Bahamas International Film Festival, while On the Wings of Men, a documentary centering on the first Bahamian prime minister Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, took home the 2011 BIFF audience award in the documentary category.

Mus’ Come, directed by Storm Saulter, proved a hot title at the festival, as it also received an honorable mention in the Spirit of Freedom category, which honors movies that explore the human condition and culture (Brazlian movie VIPS won the award).

One of the stars of Mus’ Come, Nicole Sky Grey, also was featured in Restless City, an American production that took home the New Visions award for emerging artists. On top of that, Mus’ Come is coming off a viewers choice win at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Other winners at BIFF, which ran Dec. 1-4 at the Atlantis Resort on Grand Bahamas Island, included Amos in the First Look (narrative) category and Marathon Boy in the Spirit of Freedom documentary section. Awards also were handed out for short films.

The festival, which opened with the Caribbean premiere of Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary, closed out with the Canadian production Breakaway, a hockey-meets-Bollywood comedy.

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