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‘Mother, Couch’ wins main award at Goteborg Film Festival

Niclas Larsson’s Mom, Sofa took the Dragon award for finest Nordic movie at Goteborg Movie Competition, which held its closing ceremony this night (Saturday, February 3).

The Swedish-US drama acquired the 400,000 SEK (£29,939) prize from the five-person jury, consisting of actors Lena Endre and William Spetz, and administrators Ramata-Toulaye Sy, Tonia Noyabrova and Anna Novion.

Scroll down for the total record of winners

The jury selected the movie for its “authentic and daring storytelling with quite a lot of humour; with the usage of artistic cinematography and sharp and witty dialogue.”

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Mom, Sofa centres on three youngsters who’re introduced collectively when their mom refuses to maneuver from a sofa in a furnishings retailer. It stars Ewan McGregor, who was recipient of an honorary Dragon award at this yr’s Goteborg; alongside Rhys Ifans, Taylor Russell and Ellen Burstyn.

It debuted as a Particular Presentation at Toronto Movie Competition final September.

Finnish actress Airola acquired the perfect appearing prize for her position in Miia Tervo’s The Missile, a couple of single mom working at a newspaper who’s drawn into the investigation a couple of missile crash. The jury praised Airola for her “uncooked vulnerability and a magnetic pressure of energy.”

Juan Sarmiento G. acquired the Sven Nykvist cinematography award for his work on Daniel Espinosa’s Madame Luna; whereas Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-shortlisted Danish title The Promised Land took two prizes – the viewers award and the Fipresci prize.

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Me, Maryam, The Kids And 26 Others from Irranian filmmaker Farshad Hashemi acquired the Ingmar Bergman Worldwide Debut award – the prize for which consists of a keep at The Bergman Property on Faro island.

Goteborg wraps its 47th version tomorrow (Sunday, February 4), having hosted talks from Ruben Ostlund and Thierry Fremaux, plus McGregor and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Goteborg Movie Competition 2024 winners

Greatest Nordic movie – Mom, Sofa, dir. Niclas Larsson

Greatest appearing – Oona Airola for The Missile

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Sven Nykvist cinematography award – Juan Sarmiento G. for Madame Luna

Fipresci award – The Promised Land, dir. Nikolaj Arcel

Greatest Nordic movie viewers award – The Promised Land, dir. Nikolaj Arcel

Greatest Nordic documentary – Ibelin, dir. Benjamin Ree

Ingmar Bergman worldwide debut award – Me, Maryam, The Kids And 26 Others, dir. Farshad Hashemi

Greatest worldwide movie – There’s Nonetheless Tomorrow, dir. Paola Cortellesi

Swedish quick movie award – 2008 Loves You, dir. Nellie Lexfors

Youth jury award – A Ravaging Wind, dir. Paula Hernandez

Mai Zetterling grant – Jenifer Malmqvist

Honorary Dragon awards – Ewan McGregor, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Greatest Swedish quick – Loss of life Of A Hero, dir. Karin Franz Korlof

Greatest Swedish quick viewers award – I Am The Fireplace, dir. Patrik Eklund

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Angelo Award – Karin Wegsjo, Nazira Abzalova for If Everybody Simply Leaves

Nordisk Movie & TV Fond prize – Johan Fasting, Silje Storstein, Kristin Grue for Energy Play

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