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Bodysong Wins a BIFA

1 December 2003

All-archive Feature Film Wins Award bodysong, the unique feature film consisting entirely of archive material, won a prestigious British Independent Film Award on 4th November.

Producer Janine Marmot and director Simon Pummell received their Best Documentary Feature Award from Sir David Frost at a star-studded event.

Winners in other categories included John Hurt, Stephen Frears, Chiwetel Ejuiofor, Jeremy Thomas and Sir Ian McKellen. This was the first year that a documentary award had been given, so the bodysong team were especially pleased to be the first winners.

bodysong was also recently shown at the American Film Festival in Los Angeles, where a young and enthusiastic audience gave it a great welcome. The film is scheduled for UK cinema release in London and other major cities from 5th December 2003. The trailer can be viewed on the website.

Hollywood director Paul Thomas Anderson saw the film at its Rotterdam Festival premiere: "I remember seeing bodysong and feeling like I was in a trance. A wonderful collection of the two simple things a film has to work with: pictures and music. It's a moving, scary and hypnotic potpourri of images and an experience that gets more lucid the more you watch ...The website, which is 50% of the experience is a testament to the strong, caring research and a dedication to wonderful material."