Moonlight: Best International Film from British Independent Film Awards

Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, a tender coming of age and coming out tale of a young Florida man, has won best international film at the British Independent Film Awards, which is in progress at London right now.

Among the guests at the BIFA ceremony, held at London’s Old Billingsgate, are Michael Fassbender, Jamie Dornan, Martin Freeman, Naomie Harris, Anna Friel, Lena Headey, Patrick Stewart and Danny Boyle. The awards are being hosted by Jennifer Saunders.
The Farsi-language horror thriller movie Under the Shadow, set in a Tehran apartment during the final days of the Iran-Iraq War, won three awards:  The screenplay prize and the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director went to the film’s Babak Anvari, and Avin Manshadi, its nine-year-old star, won supporting actress.

BAFTA has selected the film as the U.K.’s foreign-language Oscar entry.