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Broken - the debut drama by theatre director Rufus Norris - is leading the prize hunt at this years British Independent Film Awards, with nine nominations.

The drama, described by distributor Studiocanal as "A powerful, captivating and heartbreaking exploration of love in all its many forms: idealised, unrequited, unwanted, and - ultimately - unconditional.", has been nominated for best film and director, with actors Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and Rory Kinnear picking up acting nods and its young star Eloise Laurence vying for attention in the newcomer category.

Ben Wheatley's black comedy Sightseers and Peter Strickland's horror Berberian Sound Studio picked up seven nominations each, including best film and best director, with those categories rounded out by Brits abroad drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and documentary The Imposter.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 9, in London.

Joint Directors of the BIFAs Johanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said:. »

- Amber Wilkinson

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