posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 06:46 AM
MIKE Leigh's moving portrayal of a back-street abortionist in 1950s London has swept the British Independent Film Awards, taking six
awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
Vera Drake also snared the Best Actress award late yesterday for Imelda Staunton and Best Actor for Phil Davis.
The film, which deals with a working class abortionist whose views are at odds with the society around her, found similar success at the Venice Film
Festival, where it took the Golden Lion for Best Film and Best Actress for Staunton.
First of all, i am a male and do not agree with abortion unless the mothers life is at risk due to
pregnancy/delivery or the feotus is found to be beyond help, for lack of better words.
But, i agree with a womans right to choose...so i have contradicted myself.
If you read the link the other winning 'indy' films all seem to be quite provocative and depressing
subjects. I dunno, i guess i'm a bit confused about who actually chooses these awards. It kind of
reminds me of F/911.