‘Snowfall’ snags a Dragon

Pic wins Goteborg's Nordic film honor

STOCKHOLM

First-time helmer Hisham Zaman’s “Before Snowfall” won the Dragon Award for Nordic film and 1 million SEK ($160,000) at the 36th Goteborg Film Festival on Saturday.

A jury chaired by Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf gave the award to the Kurdish-Norwegian Zaman’s film about a young village boy from Iraqi-Kurdistan, forced to look after his siblings after his parents death.

Pic is produced by Paradox and will be release locally on Thursday.

In the same category, Danish helmer Michael Noer’s “Northwest,” which also played at Rotterdam, won the Fipresci critics’ prize.

Chilean film “Dog Flesh,” directed by Fernando Guzzoni, took the Ingmar Bergman Debut Award, with Volker Schlondorff as one of the jury members.

The Dragon Award for Nordic documentary went to Finnish helmr Mika Ronkainen’s “Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart.”

The Lorens Award for a producer, which comes with a feature development prize of $80,000, went to Malik Bendjelloul for Oscar-nominated documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.”

Filed Under:

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

Loading