'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl': Cancer Movie Wins Top Prize at Sundance Film Festival
Michael Thurston - Agence France-Presse
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February 2, 2015

Meet The Artist '15: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon - Sundance Film Festival (sff)

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a moving drama about a teenager who befriends a classmate with cancer, won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend.

Sundance winners regularly go on to critical and awards success at Hollywood's main prize-giving ceremonies. Last year's top winner, "Whiplash," is nominated for best picture at this year's Oscars.

The US documentary award meanwhile went to "The Wolfpack," while in the non-US categories the main prizes went to a Scottish filmmaker and a movie about Ukraine's ongoing struggle in the shadow of its former Soviet masters.

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon took the Grand Jury Prize for a US drama at the end of a two-hour awards ceremony in the Utah mountain resort Park City.

It also took the US drama audience prize - the third year in row that the top US film has won both Grand Jury and audience awards, following "Whiplash" last year and "Fruitvale Station" in 2013.

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