Norway’s Amanda mad for ‘Max’

Film took seven awards during Haugesund fest

HAUGESUND — Helmers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning’s hit war epic “Max Manus” won seven awards including best picture at the Norwegian film industry’s Amanda awards on Friday night during the Haugesund Film Festival.

“Max” tells the true story of Norway´s most celebrated resistance fighter during WWII.

Pic will be in the running when the Norwegian Film Institute decide its contender for the 2010 best foreign language film Oscar in October.

And the Amanda winners are:

BEST NORWEGIAN FEATURE
“Max Manus”

FEATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
“Through a Glass Darkly”

DIRECTOR
Arild Frolich for “Fatso”

FEMALE ACTOR
Ellen Dorrit Petersen for “Ice Kiss”

MALE ACTOR
Aksel Hennie for “Max Manus”

FEMALE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Agnes Kittelsen for “Max Manus”

MALE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mads Sjogard Pettersen for “North”

SCRIPT
Thomas Nordseth-Tiller for “Max Manus”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Geir Hartly Andreassen for “Max Manus”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Guri Glaever for “Hidden”

MUSIC
Johan Soderqvist for “Troubled Water

EDITOR
Einar Egeland for “Troubled Water

SOUND DESIGN
Baard Haugan Ingebretsen, Tormod Ringnes for “Max Manus”

SHORT
“Darek”

DOCUMENTARY
“Modern Slavery”

NON NORWEGIAN FEATURE
“Slumdog Millionaire”

GOLDEN CLIP BOARD
Film editor Malte Wadman

AMANDA COMMITTEE’S HONORARY PRIZE
Thesps Kjersti Holmen, Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal.

PEOPLE´S AMANDA (voted for by the audience)
“Max Manus”

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