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FESTIVALS USA / Sweden

Dragon Tattoo wins Palm Springs

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Niels Arden Oplev’s Swedish blockbuster The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Niels Arden Oplev
interview: Søren Stærmose
film profile
]
won top prize, the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in the US earlier this week.

The Festival’s FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film went to Ruben Östlund’s Involuntary [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Erik Hemmendorff
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
, Sweden’s official Oscar submission and one of the 40 (out of 65) Best Foreign Language Oscar entries viewed by the festival this year. Finland’s Academy Award entry, Letters to Father Jacob [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Klaus Härö, received the Bridging the Borders Award.

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