You, the Living wins Best Film Guldbagge
by Annika Pham
Roy Andersson and his tragicomedy about humankind, You, the Living [+see also:
interview: Pernilla Sandström
interview: Roy Andersson
film profile], was the darling of last night’s annual ceremony in Stockholm for the Guldbagge Awards, taking home the most prestigious statuettes for Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.
The most nominated film, Johan Kling’s Darling [+see also:
film profile], won two Guldbagges – for Best Actor (Michael Segerström) and Best Cinematography (Geir Hartly Andreassen). This was a disappointment for the film’s leading actress Michelle Meadows, who lost to Sofia Ledarp, rewarded for her performance in To Love Someone by Åke Sandgren.
The Swedish blockbuster Arn: The Knight Templar [+see also:
film profile] was the most awarded with Guldbagges for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Bibi Andersson), Costume Design (Kicki Ilander), and Stunts (Kimmo Rajala) plus the coveted Audience Award. Among the other winners were Hassan Brijany, Best Supporting Actor in Daniel Wallentin’s One Eye Red, and Shane Meadows’ This Is England [+see also:
film profile], Best Foreign Language Film.
The 2008 Guldbagge jury included Pernilla August, Katinka Faragó, Maaret Koskinen, Nils Petter Sundgren, Vinca Wiedemann, Jonas Åkerlund and chairman Eva Swartz.
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