‘Mindhorn’ has won the Audience Award for Best Film at the 30th Leeds Internation Film Festival. The festival, which ran from the 3rd to the 17th of November, made the announcement yesterday on social media. ‘Mindhorn’ had to beat out starry competition such as Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘A Monster Calls’ starring Liam Neeson, and Amma Asante’s ‘A United Kingdom’ to take home the prize.
‘Mindhorn’ was written by the combined comedy minds of Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby and stars Barratt as Richard Thorncroft, a washed up actor who’s forced to return to his most famous role – the titular TV detective Mindhorn – to help solve a murder case on the Isle of Man. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw describes the film as “wildly silly and raucous” in his 4* review and it will be released next year by Studio Canal.