‘Saint Maud,’ ‘His House,’ ‘Rocks’ Lead British Independent Film Awards Nominations

Rose Glass’ psychological horror “Saint Maud” leads the charge at the 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with 17 nominations.“Saint Maud” is up for best British independent film, screenplay and director, and also features in the debut categories — producer, director and screenwriter.

Morfydd Clark is nominated for best actress and Jennifer Ehle for supporting actress.

The film also features heavily in the technical categories.Close behind is Remi Weekes’ “His House,” which contrasts asylum seekers’ real life horrors with those of the supernatural kind.

It has 16 nominations across the director, screenplay, debut and technical categories, and acting nominations for Wunmi Mosaku and Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù.Elsewhere, “Rocks,” Sarah Gavron and Anu Henrique’s take on life as a marginalized British teen, has 15 nominations, including for stars Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali and D’angleou Osei Kissiedu.Nick Rowland’s “Calm With Horses” has 10 nominations while Riz Ahmed has four BIFA nominations this year,

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