‘Like in Heaven’, ‘Compartment No. 6’ wins 2022 Gothenburg Film Festival – The Hollywood Reporter

Like in paradiseTea Lindeburg’s Swedish coming-of-age tale won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the 2022 Gothenburg International Film Festival.

Lindeburg’s feature debut, an adaptation of Marie Bregendahl’s novel of the same name, follows ambitious 14-year-old Lisa (Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl) as she comes to terms with the brutal realities of life for women in Sweden. 19th century countryside.

Like in paradise premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and won Best Director honors for Lindeburg in San Sebastian. Gothenburg’s Dragon Award comes with a cash prize of SEK 400,000 ($438,000) for the winning film.

Seidi Haarla won Gothenburg’s Best Gender Neutral Actress award for her performance in Juho Kuosmanen Compartment number 6. The Finnish drama, which follows two strangers on a long train ride beyond the Arctic Circle, also won the Fipresci award from international film critics for best film.

Critical success since its premiere at Cannes last year, Compartment no. 6 is one of the 15 films in the running this year for the Oscar for best international feature film 2022.

Gothenburg’s Sven Nykvist Award for Best Cinematography went to Sturla Brandth Grovlen for filming Eskil Vogt’s supernatural drama Innocents. At Simon Lereng Wilmont’s A house made of shardswhich looks at a home for children who have been taken from their parents while awaiting court custody decisions, won the Dragon Award for Best Documentary.

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award for Best First Feature went to Kaltrina Krasniqi’s Vera Dreams of the Sea. And the Draken Film Award, awarded by the festival’s online platform, went to Kim Ekberg’s 2gether. The prize comes with a cash prize of SEK 10,000 ($11,000) as well as online distribution via Draken.

The 2022 Gothenburg Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Italian director Luca Guadagnino (call me by your name) and Swedish actor Rebecca Ferguson (Dunes).

The 2022 Gothenburg Film Festival awards were handed out on Saturday, February 5.

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