Clara Sola si aggiudica cinque premi Guldbagge
di Jan Lumholdt
- Il film candidato all'Oscar per il Costa Rica ha trionfato in un'edizione molto internazionale dei premi cinematografici svedesi
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“Sweden is damned fantastic,” exclaimed Nima Yousefi, the main producer of Clara Sola [+leggi anche:
intervista: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
scheda film], during his Guldbagge acceptance speech at the illustrious Cirkus Arena in the Royal Djurgården district of Stockholm on Monday night. “Nathalie and I made a Spanish-language film in a tiny mountain village in Costa Rica, which now gets us the Award for Best Swedish Film. We got to make it without any precondition, straight from the heart. And we hope to depict a liberation from unhealthy norms and a right to decide over your own body, your sexuality and your faith.”
Clara Sola, the debut fiction feature by Swedish-born director Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, of Costa Rican descent, portrays an introverted woman and her reluctant role as a religious healer. This truly international co-production premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight of the 2021 Cannes International Film Festival and has since enjoyed a rich festival run and also been picked as the Costa Rican Oscar submission. At the Swedish Guldbagge Awards on Monday, it garnered five wins – for Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Direction and Best Film – making it the big champion of the evening.
Also international in scope is Ninja Thyberg’s Californian porn odyssey Pleasure [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ninja Thyberg
scheda film], which reaped gongs for Best Leading Actress, Best Make-up and (to some mild amusement) Best Costume Design, while Ronnie Sandahl’s acclaimed, nightmarish tale of the Italian football world, Tigers [+leggi anche:
intervista: Ronnie Sandahl
scheda film], went home notably empty-handed, in spite of being Sweden’s submission for the 2022 Oscars.
A more distinctly national affair, Hannes Holm’s A Christmas Tale, bagged two acting prizes and the Award for Best Set Design. Based on a 1975 television cartoon, watched by millions of Swedes every Christmas Eve ever since, it features a Robin Hood-admiring teenager who steals packages from wealthy citizens and hands them out to the poor. While shown on British TV in the 1980s as Christopher’s Christmas Mission (narrated by Bernard Cribbins), this new, live-action feature has yet to see a release outside of the Nordic region.
Here is the full list of award winners:
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén - Clara Sola
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jonas Karlsson - A Christmas Tale (Sweden/Norway)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennie Silfverhjelm - A Christmas Tale
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jonay Pineda Skallak – JJ+E (Sweden)
Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, Maria Camila Arias - Clara Sola
Sophie Winqvist Loggins - Clara Sola
Best Costume Design
Amanda Wing Yee Lee - Pleasure
Best Sound/Sound Design
Erick Vargas Williams, Valène Leroy, Charles De Ville, Aline Gavroy - Clara Sola
Erica Spetzig - Pleasure
Best Set Design
Michael Higgins – A Christmas Tale
Best Short Film
Man with Doves - Lina Maria Mannheimer (Sweden/France)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Director Suzanne Osten
The Gullspira (for achievements in children’s film)
Animator Johan Hagelbäck
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