It’s definitely the case of …another festival…another award….. for Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” which has today been named the Best International Feature Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival. This follows awards at 2 previous festivals earlier this year – Sundance and Berlin.
The award is given to filmmakers from outside of the UK in recognition of their imagination and innovation.
The International Competition Jury:
“The Diary of a Teenage Girl is imaginative both visually and narratively, emotionally gripping and completely unapologetic in tone. We had a tough decision to make as we had some very strong contenders.”
“Although this is an American film, it was made by a very international group, including our North Star, the British Bel Powley, whose brave performance is the heart of this film. I am so pleased to have such a prestigious UK premiere for the film at Edinburgh, and I am especially thrilled for Bel’s performance to be brought to her home turf for the first time. And I am so honoured by this award, which was a wonderful shock!”
“Diary” opens in the UK and US (limited opening) on August 7.