Thursday, August 23, 2012

40th The Norwegian International Film Festival Award Winners

Recently in Haugesund, the festival had the awards ceremony and here are the award winners.

Viaplay Nordic Film Award Haugesund to Best Nordic Film: Som du ser meg (I Belong), Dag Johan Haugerud, Norway

Norwegian Film Critics Award: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin, USA

Ray of Sunshine Award: The Angel's Share, Ken Loach, UK, France, Belgium and Italy

Audience Award: Kon-Tiki, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, Norway

Andreas Award: Amour (Love), Michael Haneke, France, Germany and Austria

To read the official announcement that explains what each award is all about go here.

Top award winner is a tragicomedy with three stories about three women, the following is the synopsis for Som du ser meg (I Belong) by Dag Johan Haugerud.

A nurse getting involved in an industrial dispute because she starts to speak English when she gets insecure. A translator putting her integrity at stake when persuaded to translate a novel she cannot defend. An elderly lady and her daughter feeling humiliated when a relative offer them an incredibly expensive present. I Belong is a playful tragicomedy where what may seem like a trifle to one person may feel like an abysmal disaster to another. Dag Johan Haugerud gives us some highly welcome and many-faceted female characters who are not always seen by their surroundings in the way they would like.

If you wish to check trailer go here, available only in Norwegian.

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