Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The 2013 Cinema Touch Awards - ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Julien Faddoul

5. Beyond the Hills – Cristian Mungiu
For an austere but deeply composed allegorical investigation.

4. August: Osage County – Tracy Letts
For the savagery we loved. Unlike most critics, I believed his screen piece retained the ardent nobility of his stage piece.

3. 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley
For his (along with his director's) interest in not only the horror but also the mechanics. The physical violence is imperative, but it was the pettiness of a nation that allowed the sin to occur.

2. No – Pedro Peirano
For taking a rather wishy-washy David vs. Goliath proposition and creating a most dynamic thriller with some of the most astute confabulations of the year.

1. The Wind Rises – Hayao Miyazaki
For having precise control over the aesthetic shifts into both melodrama and dream logic. It's maybe the greatest biopic since Raging Bull.

Runner Up: From Up on Poppy HillsHayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa

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