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‘One other Spherical,’ ‘Tigers,’ ‘Flee’ Take Top Goteborg Festival Awards

Swedish helmer-writer Ronnie Sandahl’s “Tigers” – a uncommon glimpse contained in the world {of professional} soccer following a protagonist who struggles with the pressures of success – got here away the most important winner at Sweden’s 43rd Göteborg Movie Festival, scoring the very best Nordic movie kudo, this 12 months value roughly $48,000.

The movie’s lead actor, Erik Enge, additionally nabbed the fest’s award for finest actor for his refined, nuanced efficiency as a 17-year-old skilled participant employed by the Italian membership Inter Milan.

The Golden Globe-nominated Danish movie “One other Spherical,” from director Thomas Vinterberg, claimed the viewers selection award for a movie within the Nordic competitors. In the meantime, the critics’ jury opted for director-writer Ninja Thyberg’s characteristic debut, “Pleasure,” a daring and daring documentary-like descent into the subterranean world of the L.A. porn trade, with a tour de drive efficiency from newcomer Sofia Kappel.

Swedish-born, Denmark-based DP Linda Wassberg claimed the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award for her work on the Finnish movie “Tove,” directed by Zaida Bergroth, an enticing biopic on Moomins creator Tove Jansson.

Danish helmer Jonas Poher Rasmussen captured the very best Nordic documentary title and a handbag of some $30,000 for “Flee,” an animated refugee story a couple of homosexual man who escapes Afghanistan and reinvents himself. It has been a great week for Rasmussen, who, a number of days earlier, additionally landed the Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.

Chinese language director Li Dongmei scored the Ingmar Bergman worldwide debut award for her household drama – memoir “Mama.” The distinctive prize consists of a keep at The Bergman Property on Fårö and a go to to Ingmar Bergman’s private archive in Stockholm.

In the meantime, the competition viewers voted as finest worldwide movie title Bosnian helmer-writer Jasmila Zbanic’s “Quo Vadis, Aida,” a harrowing retelling of the 1995 Srebrenica bloodbath.

Among the many most fun previews proven to trade members within the widespread works-in-progress strand of Göteborg’s Nordic Movie Market have been provocative glimpses of Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s remake of the Swedish basic “The Emigrants,” “Clara Sola” by Swedish-Costa Rican helmer Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, “Golden Land” by Finnish director Inka Achté, “Cop Secret” by Iceland’s Hannes Þór Halldórsson and Danish helmer Charlotte Sieling’s big-budget historic drama “Margrete – Queen Of The North.”

Kudos granted earlier within the competition embody the Church of Sweden award to Magnus Van Horn for “Sweat,” a portrait of the lonely lifetime of a health influencer in Poland; the Nordisk Movie & TV Fond prize for a collection to “Borgen” author Maja Jul Larsen for DR-backed “Cry Wolf”; and finest Swedish quick to “The Anticipated” by Carolina Sandvik.


Dragon Award Greatest Nordic Movie

“Tigers,” (Ronnie Sandahl, Sweden, Italy, Denmark)

Dragon Award Greatest Performing

Erik Enge, “Tigers”

Fipresci Award

“Pleasure” (Ninja Thyberg, Sweden, Netherlands, France)

Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award

Linda Wassberg, “Tove”

Viewers Dragon Award Greatest Nordic Movie

“One other Spherical” (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands)

Dragon Award Greatest Nordic Documentary

“Flee,” (Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway)

The Ingmar Bergman Worldwide Debut Award

“Mama,” (Li Dongmei, China, France)

Dragon Award Greatest Worldwide Movie

“Quo Vadis, Aida?,” (Jasmila Žbanić, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway, The Netherlands, Austria, Romania)

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