'Bothersome' win at Hamptons fest
EmptyORLANDO -- Norwegian Jens Lien's black comedy "The Bothersome Man" took home best feature, best cinematography and more than $190,000 worth of in-kind service awards at the 14th annual Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday. Rajnesh Domalpalli and his Indian drama "Vanaja" picked up an honorable mention in the feature slot.
While Ellen Burstyn and Famke Janssen each earned career achievement awards at the fest, honors also went to lesser known foreign films and filmmakers.
Claudia Schreiber and Ruth Toma won best screenwriter honors and $5,000 for Sven Taddicken's German comedy-drama "Emma's Bliss," based on Schreiber's novel. Their film tied for the audience award for best narrative feature with Arden Oplev's Danish family drama "We Shall Overcome."
Georgi Lazarevski's French travelogue "Voyage in G Major" earned the best documentary film award and $10,000 in cash and in-kind services. James Moll's Nazi investigation "Inheritance" won the Brizzolara Family Award for Films of Conflict and Resolution, carrying a prize of $5,000, as well as the audience award for best docu feature.
Jamie Travis took home the best short film award, worth $5,000, for his musical romance "Patterns 3," and Arturo Cabanas' wrestling docu "Man Up" earned honorable mention. Lee Greenberg's "Last Chance" won the short audience award.
Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain" earned the $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Prize in Science and Technology.