‘New’ wins Nordic Grand Prix

Sommerfeld, Ellefsen garner thesp nods

COPENHAGEN — Swedish director Geir Hansteen Jorgensen’s “The New Country” won both main prizes in the revamped Nordic Grand Prix at the 29th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund.

At Monday’s opening ceremony, Jorgensen and Gota Film producer Christer Nilson received an award and $5,000 for feature, script writers Peter Birro and Lukas Moodysson (“Show Me Love,” “Together”) a nod for original screenplay.

“The New Country” was originally produced as a four-part television series for Swedish pubcaster SVT Goteborg. After it aired locally to top ratings, Gota Film produced a feature version for international markets; pic was also released domestically by Sonet Film.

The Nordic Grand Prix jury of Sweden’s Daily Variety critic Gunnar Rehlin, Norwegian actress Anneke von der Lippe and Danish director Morten Arnfred also handed out acting kudos to Sara Sommerfeld (for “Wings of Glass”) and Per Christian Ellefsen (for “Elling”).

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety