Langseth finds Pure fans at Pusan
by Annika Pham
Pure [+see also:
film profile], the directorial debut of Swedish rising talent Lisa Langseth, was awarded the $20,000 Flash Forward Award at the Pusan International Film Festival, which closed this past weekend.
Flash Forward is one of the festival’s most important honours, given out to first or second-time non-Asian directors. The head of the award’s jury, John Cooper, who also directs the Sundance Film Festival in the US, called the movie "bold, risky and high energy, featuring an amazing performance by a young actress (Alicia Vikander) that can carry a film with conviction and power."
Pure follows the tale of a young woman whose life is changed forever after she witnesses a performance of Mozart's Requiem. The script was based on Langseth’s theatre play Den älskade (The Beloved), which starred Noomi Rapace when it was staged in 2004 at Stockholm’s Dramatic Theatre.
Produced by Helene Åhlsson for Tre Vänner Produktion (Easy Money [+see also:
film profile]), Pure will be released this Friday in Sweden by Nordisk Film. World sales are handled by TrustNordisk.
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