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Bowie's son takes Edinburgh gong

Duncan Jones
Moon is Duncan Jones' first feature film

A sci-fi film directed by David Bowie's son has been named best feature film at the Edinburgh film festival.

Duncan Jones' film Moon was praised by the jury, which included Frost Nixon star Frank Langella, for its "singular vision... and emotional complexity".

Kate Jarvis won the award for best performance in a British feature film for her role in Fish Tank.

The actress, who celebrated her 18th birthday last week, said that the honour was a "great present".

Other winners include Easier with Practice, directed by American Kyle Patrick Alvarez, which picked up the honour of best international feature film.

Coverage row

The film is Alvarez's debut as a director, while Moon is also director Jones' first foray into feature films, which stars Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey.

The best documentary award went to Aliona Van der Horst for her film about cult Russian poet Boris Ryzhy, who committed suicide at the age of 26 in 2001.

Sean Connery
Connery felt the film festival warranted more coverage

Meanwhile, festival patron Sean Connery took a swipe at the BBC for its coverage of the film event.

He told the audience at Sunday's ceremony that the BBC had 300 technicians at the Glastonbury music festival over the weekend.

"Not one (technician) at the Edinburgh International Film Festival," he said.

"It affects us all, it certainly affects me, and I think we should do something about it," he added.

The BBC said its news outlets had covered the film festival on radio, TV and online.

"Obviously Glastonbury is a huge live music, arts and performance event and cannot be compared as like for like."

It added that the BBC would cover the Edinburgh International arts festival and Scottish music festival T in the Park later this summer.



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