Triple crown for Winter’s Bone in Stockholm
by Annika Pham
Independent US film Winter’s Bone by Debra Granik won no less than three major awards at the Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday: the Bronze Horse for Best Film, Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and the FIPRESCI Award. The film will be released in Sweden by NonStop Entertainment on January 7, 2011.
The Vietnamese/French/German co-production Bi, Don’t Be Afraid [+see also:
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On the European front, Romania’s George Pistereanu picked up Best Actor for his performance in If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle [+see also:
interview: Ada Condeescu
film profile], the Swedish film Sound of Noise [+see also:
film profile] won the Jameson Music Award, a Special Mention was given to Scottish actor-director Peter Mullan for the Ensemble Direction of Neds [+see also:
film profile] and the Best Short Film Award went to Denmark’s Out of Love by Birgitte Stærmose.
The Silver Audience Awards went to Shane Meadows’ This Is England [+see also:
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film profile]. Lastly, the L’Oreal Paris Rising Star Award was given to the 22-year-old Swedish actress Alicia Vikander for her role in Pure [+see also:
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