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Other winners at Swedish film awards include The Yard, Martha & Niki and My Aunt In Sarajevo.
Johannes Nyholm’s The Giant (pictured) was the big winner at the 2017 Guldbagge Awards in Sweden.
Goran Kapetanović won best director for the unusual My Aunt In Sarajevo, which had a theatrical release despite being only 58 minutes long. The film’s Sadžida Šetić also won best actress in a supporting role.
Martha And Niki won best editing (Tora Mkandawire Mårtens and Therese Elfström) and best »
‘Toni Erdmann’ (Courtesy: Tiff)
By: Carson Blackwelder
It’s not too often that foreign-language films get recognized for anything at the Oscars beyond the best foreign-language film category — but it does happen. And, believe it or not, it happens more for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay than many other categories. A prime example of that is Toni Erdmann, Germany’s submission this year that is proving to be a cross-category threat, which could score a nomination — or a win — for its writing.
The story of Toni Erdmann — which has a solid Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% — follows a father who is trying to reconnect with his adult daughter after the death of his dog. It sounds simple enough but, of course, the two couldn’t be more unalike. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and where it won the Fipresci Prize. Since then, it »
- Carson Blackwelder
2 items from 2017
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