Makala (2017)
The Square (2017)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
In the Fade (2017)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Montparnasse Bienvenue (2017)
previous
next
Choose your language en | es | fr | it

AWARDS Nordic countries

email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

Five titles to compete for the Nordic Council Film Prize

by 

- August’s Silent Heart, Valkeapää’s They Have Escaped, Kári’s Virgin Mountain, Giæver’s Out of Nature and Marcimain’s Gentlemen have been nominated for the prestigious prize

Five titles to compete for the Nordic Council Film Prize
Silent Heart by Bille August

The Nordic Council today (31 August) announced the five candidates for one of the most prestigious awards in the Nordic countries – the €47,000 Nordic Council Film Prize, which will be presented on 27 October during the Council’s session in Harpa, Reykjavik. 

The titles are as follows: Danish director Bille August’s Silent Heart [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(screenplay by Christian Torpe, produced by Jesper Morthorst), Finnish director J-P Valkeapää’s They Have Escaped [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: J-P Valkeapää
film profile
]
(screenplay by Pilvi Peltola, produced by Aleksi Bardy), Icelandic director Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(screenplay by Kári, produced by Baltasar Kormákur and Agnes Johansen), Norwegian director Ole Giæver’s Out of Nature [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ole Giæver
film profile
]
(screenplay by Giæver, produced by Maria Ekerhovd) and Swedish director Mikael Marcimain’s Gentlemen [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(screenplay by Klas Östergren, produced by Fredrik Heinig, Mattias Nohrborg and Johannes Åhlund).

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Those in the running for the award must all “have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, distinguish themselves with artistic originality, and combine and elevate the film’s myriad elements into a compelling and holistic work of art”.

Most of them have snagged awards on the international festival circuit: Silent Heart at San Sebastian, They Have Escaped at Göteborg, Virgin Mountain at Tribeca and Out of Nature at Berlin. In addition, some have received national film prizes: August four Bodils and a Robert, Valkeapää four Jussis, and Marcimain three Guldbagges.

Recent winners of the Nordic Council Film Prize include Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Benedikt Erlingsson
festival scope
film profile
]
(2014), Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
]
, Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s Play [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
film profile
]
(2012), Swedish director Pernilla August’s Beyond [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(2011) and Vinterberg’s Submarino [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
]
(2010).

Producers on the Move
 

latest news

 

more news

Newsletter

Follow us on

facebook twitter rss

Filmitalia Cannes 2017