“Bedrooms,” directed by Michael D. Olmos and Youssef Delara, was announced as the winner of Best Feature film award at the Naples International Film Festival’s closing ceremonies Sunday evening at the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts.
Bedrooms is an evocative drama about the walls that separate people, the heartbreak and infidelity that are often the result and the redemption that is possible when we choose to speak the truth and tear those walls down. A unique collaboration among a collective of independent filmmakers, Bedrooms is told in four distinct stories set in four bedrooms. In one story, Moon Bloodgood and Jordan Belfi play a husband and wife at the critical turning point of their young relationship. In another, Julie Benz and Xander Berkeley are a husband and wife desperately trying to recover from infidelity, while Jesse Garcia plays a pizza delivery boy who unwittingly becomes the catalyst for the ultimate resolution of their marital conflict. In the third story, Dee Wallace and Barry Bostwick play a retired couple coming to the end of a long and unusual extra-marital affair. And in the last story, Sarah Clarke plays a recently divorced mother of ten year old twins who decide to create their own separate spaces in the room they share by building a wall out of all their toys. Bedrooms is a comic, sweet and gut wrenching exploration of human relationships, their myriad complications and the daily choice we face to either make them work or to move on.
Festival winners announced at this ceremony included:
Best Feature – “Bedrooms”
Best Documentary – “Warrior Champions”
Best Short – “Zero”
The Neapolitan Award – “My Run”
The Audience Award – “The River Why”
The Rising Star Award – Brett Haley, Director, “The New Year”
Indie Spirit Award – “Drawing With Chalk”
Director’s Choice – “Ten Stories Tall”