'Drifters' wins most Guldbagges
In terms of quantity, Peter Grönlund's movie Drifters was the big winner at the Guldbagge award ceremony Monday night in Stockholm, picking up five of the peculiarly shaped "gold beetle" sculptures that serve as the most prized trophies in the Swedish film industry.
The Guldbagges are the Swedish equivalent of the Academy Awards or the BAFTAs.
Grönlund wrote and directed Drifters, his first feature length film, and won a Guldbagge for best screenplay. Malin Levanon, who starred as Minna, a woman living on the fringes of society, won for best actress in a leading role, and the jury also gave Drifters nods for best editing, production design and costume.
But the drama The Here After, directed by Magnus von Horn, was the heavyweight, taking home best picture and best direction. Mats Blomgren, who played the character Martin in the co-production between Sweden, Poland and France, won best actor in a supporting role.
Rolf Lassgård, who starred in En Man Som Heter Ove (A Man Called Ove), won the Guldbagge for best actor. That film was favored by the cinema-going public who voted it best film via telephone.
Beata Gårdeler's film Flocking took the awards for best original score, best cinematography. Eva Melander won best actress in a supporting role for playing the character Susanne who is the mother of a teenager accused of rape.
Both Det Vita Folket and My Skinny Sister went home empty handed.
Bianca Kronlöf won the award for best newcomer, for her role in Underdog, in which she plays Dino in Ronnie Sandahl's film about Swedish guest workers in Oslo.
David Sandberg won a Guldbagge for best short film for his crowd-funded pastiche Kung Fury, and the award for best documentary film went to Anna Persson and Shaon Chakraborty for Detained.