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Love, death conquer all at Sundance film festival

30 January 2011

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Love, death conquer all at Sundance film festival

An Anglo-American story of young love entitled “Like Crazy” and a moving documentary about euthanasia, “How to Die in Oregon,” won the top prizes at the Sundance film festival late Saturday.

The climax of the prestigious 10-day independent movie fest also saw honors for a Norwegian tale of sexual re-awakening and another US-British film about a soldier’s struggle after being injured in Afghanistan.

The Grand Jury Prize for a US drama went to “Like Crazy” by Drake Doremus, which tells the story of a British and American student couple forced to live apart after she overstays her visa in the US. Receiving the award the young US filmmaker paid tribute to his parents “for believing in love, and teaching me that love is important so I can make this movie one day”.

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via AFP

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