His & Hers wins Dublin award
by Naman Ramachandran
Ken Wardop’s documentary His & Hers has won the Audience Award at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The film also won best documentary in the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards and cinematographer Kate McCullough was awarded their inaugural Michael Dwyer Discovery Award.
His & Hers Producer Andrew Freedman said, “We were thrilled by the tremendous reception His & Hers received at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. To win the audience award is ‘icing on the cake’ and a huge endorsement for our film. We would like to thank the festival for its continued commitment to showcasing Irish film and for a wonderful eleven days of film extravagances. Audiences will have an opportunity to see His & Hers this summer when it goes on nationwide release.”
Other Dublin Film Critics Circle winners were the Australian film Samson and Delilah as Best Film; Best Irish Film went to Ivan Kavanagh’s The Fading Light, and Best Actor (Male) went to Patrick O’Donnell, for his role as a special needs adult in the same film; whilst Best Actress went to Tilda Swinton for her role in I Am Love [+see also:
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There were three recipients of the festival career achievement award, the Volta – Ciarán Hinds, Patricia Clarkson and Kristin Scott Thomas, who all attended the festival to receive the honour.
Festival Director Gráinne Humphreys said, “All three honourees move effortlessly between charismatic leading roles and scene stealing supporting turns, they light up the screen in every role.”