Karukoski on a glorious Odyssey at Jussis
by Annika Pham
Dome Karukoski’s box office hit Lapland Odyssey won four top prizes last Sunday evening at the annual Jussi Finnish Film Awards ceremony: Best Film, Director, Screenplay and the Audience award.
Jalmari Helander’s debut film Rare Exports won six Jussis in the leading technical categories and filmmaking duo Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen received a Jussi for their multiple award-winning documentary Steam of Life.
Thespians Ville Virtanen and Katja Küttner won Best Actor and Best Actress for their respective performances in 2010 Berlinale Panorama selection Bad Family by Aleksi Salmenperä and Arto Halonen’s Princess.
Full list of 2011 Jussi Award winners:
Best Director: Dome Karukoski for Lapland Odyssey
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sara Melleri for Run Sister Run
Best Screenplay: Pekko Pesonen for Lapland Odyssey
Best Music: Juri Seppä and Miska Seppä for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Best Sound Design: Tuomas Seppänen, Timo Anttila and Jussi Honka for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Best Editing: Kimmo Taavila for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Best Set Design: Jalmari Helander for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Best Costume Design: Saija Siekkinen for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Audience Award: Lapland Odyssey by Dome Karukoski
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