and Bárbara Goenaga
as Ane and Gorka in Pikadero Ben Sharrock
's debut Pikadero
was announced as the winner of the Michael Powell
Award for best British feature film at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival today. The romantic comedy, written in the Basque language, tells the story of a couple's fledgling relationship that comes under pressure because they can't get time alone. You can read what he told us about the film here.
The jurors also gave a special mention to Brakes
, directed by Mercedes Grower
, which received its World Premiere at the Festival.
The Michael Powell
Jury - which included Kim Cattral, Iciar Bollain
and Clancy Brown
- said: “We wanted to recognise the very personal and individual voice of director Ben Sharrock
for his film Pikadero
. In a year when the jury viewed a selection of very distinctive and different films his film really stood out.