‘Beyond’ wins Venice Critics’ Week

Pernilla August nabs directorial debut prize

VENICE — Swedish actress Pernilla August’s directorial debut “Beyond,” starring hot compatriot Noomi Rapace as a young woman coming to terms with a disturbed childhood is the winner of the 25th Venice Critics’ Week nod.

The prize, which is dedicated to first works, is voted on by the audience and worth Euros 5,000 ($6,300), courtesy of the Veneto Region.

Pic marks Rapace’s first role following her star turns as protag in the “Millennium” trilogy.

Thesp August made the transition to feature filmmaking with this psychological drama about the scars of domestic abuse, an adaptation of Swedish bestseller “Svinalangorna,” by Susanna Alakoski.

Nordisk is eyeing a late Fall release in Sweden, and also handling international sales.

All Venice Critics’ Week entries are also eligible to compete — along with pics in Venice’s official selection — for the $100,000 Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of the Future award for debut director.

The independently operated Venice Critics’ Week is run by Italy’s National Union of Film Critics, SNCCI.

The main prizes of the Venice fest’s 67th edition will be announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday.

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