Film4 is in celebratory mood on learning that the two films that they had premiering in Venice last week have both received major prizes.
Michael Fassbender has won Best Actor for his courageous portrayal in Steve McQueen’s Shame and Robbie Ryan has received Best Cinematography for his exquisite work on Andrea Arnold’s re-imagining of the classic Wuthering Heights.
The jury, led by the Oscar-nominated American director Darren Aronofsky, announced the awards at the close of the 68th festival.
Both Shame and Wuthering Heights will receive their UK premieres at the 55th BFI London International Film Festival next month.
Tessa Ross, Controller of Film and Drama at C4, said: “It is absolutely wonderful to see Michael and Robbie’s talent recognised in this way – both have pushed their craft to the limits of excellence to produce work of truly outstanding quality.”