Sophie Hyde’s sex-positive comedy-drama Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, which stars Emma Thompson as a middle-aged girl looking for bodily achievement with a male intercourse employee, performed by newcomer Daryl McCormack, gained the Warner Bros. Discovery Viewers Award for greatest narrative characteristic on the twenty fourth Provincetown Worldwide Movie Competition, which wrapped Sunday.
The corresponding prize for documentary characteristic, additionally voted by the in-person viewers at this yr’s occasion, went to Jean Carlomusto’s Esther Newton Made Me Homosexual, an exploration of LGBTQ historical past and gender research via the life and work of the main queer group chronicler.
Provincetown’s juried John Schlesinger Awards for first-time characteristic administrators went for narrative to Max Walker-Silverman for A Love Track, which stars Dale Dickey and Wes Studi as childhood sweethearts whose paths intersect a long time later towards the rugged backdrop of the American West; and for documentary to Alex Pritz’s The Territory, which follows the combat of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau individuals of Brazil to guard their land within the Amazon rainforest.
As beforehand introduced, this yr’s pageant honorees included Dickey — represented within the lineup with A Love Track in addition to a particular screening of The Extremely True Adventures of Two Women in Love — with the Excellence in Performing Award. Subsequent Wave Awards went to Jenny Slate and Bowen Yang, who accompanied screenings of Marcel the Shell With Footwear On and Fireplace Island, respectively.
As is conventional for the Provincetown pageant, John Waters introduced the Filmmaker on the Edge Award to 2022 honoree Luca Guadagnino, who took a break from capturing Challengers close to Boston to attend the Cape Cod occasion, accompanied by that movie’s producer Amy Pascal and one among its stars, Josh O’Connor.
Guadagnino’s documentary, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Desires, about progressive Italian footwear designer Salvatore Ferragamo, closed the pageant. The director’s upcoming cannibal romance, Bones and All, starring Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet, is predicted to premiere at one of many main fall movie festivals.
The Provincetown Worldwide Movie Competition has introduced dates for its Twenty fifth-anniversary version June 14-18, 2023.