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Drifters drifts away with five Guldbagges

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- Peter Grönlund’s feature debut collected the most prizes, but Magnus von Horn’s The Here After won for both Best Film and Best Director

Drifters drifts away with five Guldbagges
The winners of the 2016 Guldbagge Awards

Swedish director Magnus von Horn’s feature debut, The Here After [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Magnus von Horn
film profile
]
, which was launched in the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes International Film Festival, received three Guldbagges – Sweden’s national film prize – during the SVT televised awards ceremony yesterday (18 January) at Stockholm’s Cirkus, including those for Best Film and Best Director.

Another first feature, Peter Grönlund’s Drifters [+see also:
trailer
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, cashed in on five of its six nominations, including Best Original Screenplay (Grönlund) and Best Actress (Malin Levanon), while Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove [+see also:
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– which was also considered in six categories – left with three statuettes: Best Actor (Rolf Lassgård), Best Make-up (Eva von Bahr and Love Larson) and the Audience Award. A Man Called Ove was also celebrated last week (15 January) when it exceeded one million visitors in the cinemas. “One million, and replacing Star Wars as number one in the charts: you can neither plan for or dream of that,” said Annica Bellander, who produced the film with Nicklas Wikström Nicastro for Tre Vänner.

Social dramas were strong contenders for the top Guldbagge, the “Golden Beetle”: The Here After is the story of a 17-year-old boy who returns to a small community after a stretch in prison, hoping to start life afresh, while Drifters follows a young girl, a street pusher, who finds refuge in an illegal residence out of town. In Beata Gårdeler’s Flocking [+see also:
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interview: Beata Gårdeler
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]
, which snagged three awards, a 14-year-old girl claims she has been raped, but nobody believes her, and the whole village then turns against her. 

Here is the full list of the recipients of the 2016 Guldbagge Awards:

Best Film
The Here After [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Magnus von Horn
film profile
]
– Magnus von Horn 

Best Director
Magnus von Horn – The Here After 

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Malin Levanon – Drifters [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Rolf Lassgård – A Man Called Ove [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Supporting Actress
Eva Melander – Flocking [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Beata Gårdeler
film profile
]
 

Best Supporting Actor
Mats Blomgren – The Here After

Best Original Screenplay
Peter Grönlund – Drifters 

Best Cinematography
Gösta Reilan – Flocking

Best Editing
Kristoffer Nordin – Drifters

Best Costume Design
Mia Andersson – Drifters 

Best Sound Design
Andreas Franck – The Master Plan 

Best Make-up
Eva von Bahr and Love Larson – A Man Called Ove

Best Musical Score
Lisa Holmqvist – Flocking

Best Set Design
Kajsa Severin – Drifters 

Best Visual Effects
Torbjörn Olsson, Fredrik Pihl, Robert Södergren and Joel Sundberg – JerryMaya's Detective Agency – Stella Nostra

Best Short Film
Kung Fury – David Sandberg

Best Documentary
Detained – Anna Persson, Shaon Chakraborty

Best Foreign Film
Leviathan [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
– Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia) 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Birgitta Andersson 

Best Newcomer
Bianca Kronlöf – Underdog [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ronnie Sandahl
film profile
]

The Gullspire (for extraordinary contributions to children’s films)
The Children’s Film School – Linda Sternö, Kalle Boman, Martin Sjögren and Klara Björk

Audience Award
A Man Called Ove

Jihlava
San Sebastián Full
Focal Production Value
 

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