Dayo Ade’s Cinema of Sleep wins Borsos award for best Canadian feature at Whistler Film Festival

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Dayo Ade's Cinema of Sleep wins Borsos award for best Canadian feature at Whistler Film Festival

TONY OVIE

A jury described Dayo Ade’s performance in Cinema of Sleep as “nuanced, subtle, powerful, and flawless”.

A psychological thriller about a recent immigrant from Nigeria caught up in a police investigation has captured a major award at the Whistler Film Festival.

Cinema of Sleep, directed by Jeffrey St. Jules, won the Borsos competition for best Canadian feature. Dayo Ade, who plays the central character who finds a woman (played by Getenesh Berhe) dead in his bed, earned the Borsos award for best performance. Behre won honourable mention in this category.

“Driven by powerful performances, this film uses the language of film noir to explore one of the most compelling issues of our times in an inventive, weirdly entertaining, and entirely surprising way,” the jury stated.

Dayo’s performance was described as “nuanced, subtle, powerful, and flawless”.

“He exemplifies the soul of an artist and embodies the life of the character in a way that is unforgettable.”

The award is named after Canadian film director Phillip Borsos (The Grey FoxBethune: The Making of a HeroThe Mean Season) and was presented by the B.C. branch of the Directors Guild of Canada in association with Telefilm Canada.

The Borsos award for best Canadian feature comes with a $15,000 cash price from the DGC and a $20,000 post-production prize from Company 3.

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