Ian Gabriel’s South African thriller Four Corners achieved a double win last night at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival where it played in competition with films from the USA and around the world. The film received the Best International Feature award and walked away with the evening’s top honour winning Best Feature (International or USA) beating out Tommy Lee Jones directorial outing The Homesman starring Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep which received the Best Feature (USA) Award.
The festival screened to 10 000 film enthusiasts in the famous Santa Fe desert Art centre, where some 80 film titles were on show. Veteran actress Shirley MacLaine received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Four Corners will screen next week as part of the United Kingdom 20 Years of Democracy tour, with screenings across Wales Scotland and England before going on general UK cinema release. Ian Gabriel will travel to UK for the Democracy Tour Q&A sessions which will be launched next week by Labour Peer Lord Paul Boateng.
DVD’s of Four Corners are available at Musica stores or online through Takealot.com
Four Corners was produced by Giant Films and Moonlighting Films, with the assistance of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation.