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Heartstone & Ka Bodyscapes win big at the Cape Town International Film Festival

The winners of the 2017 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival were announced in a grand event hosted by Pearl Thusi and Maps Maponyana.

Heartstone & Ka Bodyscapes were big winners in the LGBT Film Category.

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson’s Heartstone took home the main award in the category. The film deals with the crisis in contemporary masculinity and how a heteronormative structure damages genders and sexualities. It is a coming of age story of people that mirrors the Icelandic fishing village in which it is set.

KA Bodyscapes by Jayan K Cherian got the Special Mention Award in the LGBT Film category. It tells the story of three young people who refuse to conform to dominant norms of femininity, struggle to find space and happiness in a conservative Indian City.

The top prize of the night, the Best Feature Award was awarded to Kivanç Sezer for My Father’s Wings.

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