Sunday, November 30, 2008

19th Stockholm International Film Festival Awards Winners

Today the festival closes and here are some award winners.

Best Film: Frozen River, Courtney Hunt, USA
Best Directing Debut: Hunger , Steve McQueen, UK
Best Directing Debut, Honorary Mention: Johnny Mad Dog, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, France, Belgium and Liberia
Best Actress: Zuzana Bydzovska for Venkovský ucitel (Country Teacher), Bohdan Sláma, Czech Republic, Germany and France
Best Actor: Michael Fassbender for Hunger, Steve McQueen, UK

FIPRESCI Award: Better Things, Duane Hopkins, UK and Germany
Audience Award: De Ofrivilliga (Involuntary), Ruben Östlund, Sweden

New Rising Star Award: Actress Malin Crépin
”The jury is moved by Malin Crépin’s ability to express great emotion with minimal means. She is a young talent with great courage who has tackled challenging roles with a luster and commitment that distinguishes a Rising Star. We look forward to following Malin Crépin’s career.”

Educated at the Malmö Theater Academy 1998-2002. Currently cast in “I Skuggan av Värmen” by Beata Gårdeler set to premiere in the spring of 2009. She has also been working closely with play-write Lars Norén for several years and will play the lead role in his latest play "A la Mémoire d'Anna Politovskaia” in Paris this fall. On screen and television she has been cast in “Miffo”, “Lasermannen” and “Upp till Kamp”.

To check all the award winners go here.

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