The Power of the Dog‚ a slow-burn western starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons‚ has won the Best Film award at the Wide Open BAFTAs. The film‚ set in 1920s Montana‚ was nominated for eight categories‚ winning two. In addition‚ director Jane Campion became the third woman to win the Best Director award‚ making her the second female winner in two years. The Best Director award went to After Love‚ which is set in the early 1920s. Despite the title‚ the film isn't as moving as the title would suggest. However‚ the actors and director of the movie‚ Jane Campion‚ have a good relationship. The film follows two troubled ranchers in a small town in Montana. Their relationship becomes strained‚ and one man finds another man to marry. But the main storyline of After Love is the movie's story‚ and it has won over fans with its stimulating drama and emotional twist. In addition to the Best Director award‚ three other categories were notable.
In addition to the Best Director prize‚ the Best Actor prize went to Denis Villeneuve's Dune. The film‚ which starred Benedict Cumberbatch as a ranch owner in 1920s Montana‚ won five trophies. The Power of the Dog won Best Film at the Wide Open BAFTAs.