And Then We Danced trionfa ai Guldbagge Awards svedesi
di Jan Lumholdt
- L'epopea fantascientifica Aniara si è aggiudicata quattro premi, scarso risultato invece per i principali contendenti Roy Andersson e Mikael Håfström
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In what has been called a lacklustre Swedish film year, the clearest beacon of light in 2019 was surely provided by Levan Akin (Certain People, The Circle [+leggi anche:
scheda film]) in his heartfelt tale of a forbidden romance between two male dancers in the conservative Georgian dance community, And Then We Danced [+leggi anche:
intervista: Levan Akin
intervista: Levan Gelbakhiani
scheda film]. It opened in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, became Sweden’s submission for the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film and has now been sold to nearly 40 territories. The co-production between Sweden’s Mathilde Dedye and Georgia’s Ketie Danelia, with additional co-production by Julien Féret, picked up the Guldbagge Awards for Best Film, Best Lead Actor (for Levan Gelbakhiani), Best Script (Akin) and Best Cinematography (Lisabi Fridell). Last week, it was awarded the Greta, the annual award handed out by the Swedish Film Critic Association.
Another four prizes were, perhaps more surprisingly, won by Aniara [+leggi anche:
scheda film], Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja’s adaptation of Swedish Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinson’s poetic science-fiction epic from 1956, which was awarded Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (Emelie Garbers and Bianca Cruziero), plus Best Visual Effects (Andreas Wicklund, Per Jonsson and Arild Andersson).
Somewhat short-changed in the process were main contenders Mikael Håfström’s true-crime drama The Perfect Patient [+leggi anche:
scheda film] and Roy Andersson’s Venice-awarded About Endlessness [+leggi anche:
intervista: Roy Andersson
scheda film]; the former did receive a predicted Best Supporting Actor Award for David Dencik in the title role, while there was never any doubt that the Andersson posse would get the Best Set Design Award, shared by Anders Hellström, Frida Ekstrand Elmström and Nicklas Nilsson.
Another successful prediction was the Best Documentary Award for Anna Eborn’s gorgeous, 16mm-shot Transnistra [+leggi anche:
scheda film], while two 2019 festival favourites, John Skoog’s Ridge [+leggi anche:
scheda film] and Johannes Nyholm’s Koko-di Koko-da [+leggi anche:
intervista: Johannes Nyholm
scheda film], were both entirely and curiously overlooked.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Emelie Garbers - Aniara
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Levan Gelbakhiani - And Then We Danced
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Bianca Cruzeiro - Aniara
Levan Akin - And Then We Danced
Lisabi Fridell - And Then We Danced
Erika Gonzales, Kristin Grundström, Karolina Bengtsson - Josefin & Florin
AnnaCarin Lock - The Perfect Patient
Best Original Score
Nathaniel Méchaly - Swoon
Best Visual Effects
Andreas Wicklund, Per Jonsson, Arild Andersson - Aniara
Best Foreign-language Film
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
Best Short Film
Excess Will Save Us - Morgane Dziurla-Petit
Emily Norling (director) – All We Own
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lasse Åberg (actor/director)
The Gullspira (for achievements in children’s film)
Christian Ryltenius (director/animator)
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