Zama triumphs in ICS Awards

Lucrecia Martel's film wins four gongs

by Amber Wilkinson

Zama
Zama
Argentinian director won the awards for best film and director for her Spanish colonial satire Zama at the 16th International Cinephile Awards. She also won the award for best non-English language film, while star Daniel Giménez Cacho was named best lead actor.

Other films to make the winners' list included Lee Chang-dong's Burning, named best adapted screenplay and First Reformed, which saw Paul Schrader pick up the award for best original screenplay.

Shoplifters’ multigenerational cast playing a ramshackle family of misfits, won the ensemble award, while one of its stars Sakura Andô tied for lead actress with debut performer Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline.

If Beale Street Could Talk won supporting actor for Brian Tyree Henry and Rachel Weisz, was named best supporting actress in The Favourite.

RaMell Ross earned two awards, for best documentary and film editing, with his lyrical journey into the lives of the ommunity of Hale County This Morning, This Evening.

The full list of winners and runners-up is below:

PICTURE

01. Zama
02. Burning
03. Roma
04. The Wild Boys
05. Shoplifters 06. The Rider
07. A Bread Factory
07. If Beale Street Could Talk
09. Madeline’s Madeline
10. First Reformed
11. The Favourite
12. The Other Side of the Wind

DIRECTOR

Lucrecia Martel – Zama
runner-up: Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

01. Zama
02. Burning
03. Roma
04. The Wild Boys
05. Shoplifters
06. A Paris Education
07. Happy as Lazzaro
08. Western
09. Sicilian Ghost Story
10. Cold War

ACTOR

Daniel Giménez Cacho – Zama
Runner-up: Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

ACTRESS

Sakura Andô – Shoplifters (tie)
Helena Howard – Madeline’s Madeline (tie)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk
Runner-up: Steven Yeun – Burning

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
Runner-up: Lola Dueñas – Zama

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

First Reformed – Paul Schrader
runner-up: Shoplifters – Hirokazu Koreeda

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Burning – Oh Jung-mi, Lee Chang-dong
Runner-up: Zama – Lucrecia Martel

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
Runner-up: Zama – Rui Poças

EDITING

Hale County This Morning, This Evening – RaMell Ross
Runner-up: The Other Side of the Wind – Bob Murawski, Orson Welles

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Wild Boys – Astrid Tonnelier
Runner-up: Zama – Renata Pinheiro

SCORE

If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Runner-up: Burning – Mowg

ENSEMBLE

Shoplifters
Runner-up: A Paris Education

ANIMATED FILM

Isle of Dogs
Runner-up: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

DOCUMENTARY

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Runner-up: Minding the Gap

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