The favourite for Sweden’s annual film prizes walked home last night with Best Film, one of four awards, a tally matched by Aniara.
Sweden’s candidate for this year’s Academy Awards, And Then We Danced was the big winner at last night’s Cirkus Teatret in Stockholm where it won Best Film, Best Script, written by Levan Akin, Best Actor for Georgian newcomer Levan Gelbakhiani (this year’s Shooting Star in Berlin) and Best Cinematography (Lisabi Fridell).
The film about forbidden love in conservative Georgia had a triumphant world premiere at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and continues to seduce festivals and crowds around the world. The film was produced by French Quarter Film and Takes Film.
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The second film champion was Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja’s debut feature Aniara which turned all of its nominations into awards for Best Direction, Lead Actress (Emelie Garbers), Supporting Actress (Bianca Cruzeiro) and Special Effects (Arild Andersson, Per Jonsson, Andreas Wicklund). The existential space odyssey based on a poem by Swedish poet and Nobel laureate Harry Martinson was produced by Annika Rogell for Meta Film.
Elsewhere, David Dencik was crowned for his performance as the enigmatic Thomas Quick (aka Sture Bergwall) in Mikael Håfström’s drama The Perfect Patient. Roy Andersson who was nominated for Best Director (among three nods), a category for which he collected a prestigious Silver Lion in Venice, had to settle for Best Set Design, created by Anders Hellström, Frida Ekstrand Elmström and Nicklas Nilsson.
Other major awards went to Anna Eborn for her documentary Transnistra, Iceland’s experienced costume designer Margrét Einasdóttir (Rams, The Flatey Enigma) for her work on Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein’s Swoon, while the Guldbagge audience award was handed out to Ella Lemhagen’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas produced by Miso Film Sweden.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond was associated to 10 Guldbagge awards for the films Aniara, The Perfect Patient, About Endlessness, Swoon and Josefin & Florin.
Full list of Guldbagge awards 2020:
For more information, check: www.guldbaggen.se