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Triple crown for Winter’s Bone in Stockholm

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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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by Phan Dang Di won Best First Feature and Best Cinematography, while Australian drama Animal Kingdom won Best Screenplay for its writer-director David Michod.

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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:
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, the Swedish film Sound of Noise [+see also:
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won the Jameson Music Award, a Special Mention was given to Scottish actor-director Peter Mullan for the Ensemble Direction of Neds [+see also:
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and the Best Short Film Award went to Denmark’s Out of Love by Birgitte Stærmose.

The Silver Audience Awards went to Shane MeadowsThis Is England [+see also:
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and Lucy Walker’s documentary Waste Land [+see also:
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. 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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