SXSW Awards: 'Alice,' 'For Sama' Win Top Prizes

  • Variety
SXSW Awards: 'Alice,' 'For Sama' Win Top Prizes
Josephine Mackerras' marital drama 'Alice' won the top prize for best narrative feature at the South by Southwest Awards on Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

The French film is Mackerras' feature directorial debut and explores the collapse of a seemingly perfect marriage. Emilie Piponnier stars as the title character who becomes a sex worker after discovering that her husband Francois, played by Martin Swabey, has taken all of their money and spent it -- including her inheritance from her father.

'Alice' also won the inaugural CherryPicks Female First Award, presented to a first-time female filmmaker.

The best documentary award went to the British production 'For Sama,' directed by Waad al-Khateab and Edward Watts. 'For Sama' tells the story of al-Khateab's journey through love, war and motherhood across five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria.
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