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Karukoski on a glorious Odyssey at Jussis

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Karukoski on a glorious Odyssey at Jussis

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.

Produced by Helsinki Filmi, the comedy has sold nearly 360,000 admissions in Finland and opened this week in France. The Yellow Affair is selling the film at the European Film Market in Berlin.

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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 Film:
 Lapland Odyssey [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, producer Aleksi Bardy

Best Director:
 Dome Karukoski for Lapland Odyssey

Best Actor in a Leading Role: 
Ville Virtanen for Bad Family [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
 Katja Küttner for Princess [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
 Sampo Sarkola for Heartbeats [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
 Sara Melleri for Run Sister Run

Best Screenplay:
 Pekko Pesonen for Lapland Odyssey

Best Cinematography:
 Mika Orasmaa for Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jalmari Helander
film profile
]

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

Best Documentary Film: Steam of Life [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

Audience Award: Lapland Odyssey by Dome Karukoski

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