“The Danish Girl” will have its Swedish premiere at the festival. The London-born helmer, who won an Oscar for “The King’s Speech” in 2010, will be present in Goteborg to receive the honorary prize.
As previously announced, Susanne Bier will receive the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. As part of the tribute, Bier will host a masterclass and present two of her best-known movies: Oscar-winning “In a Better World” and “Freud Leaving Home.”
Goteborg will also showcase eight directorial debuts which will compete for the Ingmar Bergman award for best debut. The lineup of first films comprises Brady Corbet’s “The Childhood of a Leader,” Yaelle Kayam’s “Mountain” and Senem Tüzen’s “Motherland.”
Other pics running for the Ingmar Bergman kudo include Pietro Marcello’s “Lost and Beautiful,