Spanish movie The Sea Inside has been named Best Picture at the BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Thailand.

The film, based on a true story about a paralysed man's fight for the right to euthanasia, also won its star Javier Bardem the Best Actor award.

American Annette Bening and Czechoslovakian ANA GEISLEROVA shared the Best Actress prize - for their performances in Being Julia and ZELARY respectively.

The Bangkok festival, which is now in its third year, is donating profits from ticket sales to the tsunami relief fund.

The Sea Inside was named Best Foreign Language Film at last week's (16JAN05) Golden Globe Awards.

24/01/2005 09:47