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Goteborg fest embraces ‘Darling’

Critics' jury awards Lien's 'Bothersome Man'

STOCKHOLM — Swedish helmer Johan Kling’s feature debut “Darling,” about an egocentric, bourgeois girl and her encounter with an aged engineer, won the $140,000 Nordic Film Award at Sweden’s Goteborg Film Festival on Saturday.

Produced by Fredrik Heing of Spader Knekt, the $1.4 million pic did not receive any production funding from the Swedish Film Institute. “Darling” was one of the most critically acclaimed Nordic films at this year’s festival.

The international critics’ jury handed its Fipresci Award to Norwegian helmer Jens Lien’s drama “The Bothersome Man,” while the Kodak Nordic Vision Award for cinematography went to Harald Gunnar Paalgard for Danish drama “The Art of Crying.”

Swedish family film “Kid Svensk” by Nanna Huolman won the Swedish Church’s Award.