'Reverse' takes top prize at Seattle film fest

Best documentary goes to 'Marwencol'

"The Reverse," directed by Borys Lankosz, backed away with the grand jury prize at the 36th Seattle International Film Festival on Sunday.

In addition, Jeff Malmberg's "Marwencol" won the documentary grand jury prize, and Sara Colangelo's "Little Accidents" won the best narrative short award.

The fest, which began May 20, presented 408 films, including "The Extra Man," closing-night film "Get Low," "Howl," "Waiting for 'Superman,' " the Imax film "The Wildest Dream" and the 3D "Cane Toads: The Conquest." Boxoffice receipts were up 20%, breaking all previous SIFF records.

The FIPRESCI Award for best American feature went to "Night Catches Us," directed by Tanya Hamilton. The grand jury prize for best documentary short was awarded to "White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug," directed by Travis Senger, and Beomsik Shim's "The Wonder Hospital" won the prize for best animated short.

The features "Turistas," directed by Alicia Scherson, and "Gravity," directed by Maximilian Erlenwein, received special jury mentions, as well.
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