LOS ANGELES, Nov 21, (RTRS): Joachim Trier won his second Bronze Horse with his Cannes entry “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, on Friday night at the Stockholm Film Festival.
Trier follows in the footsteps of Quentin Tarantino, who won the Bronze Horse for best film twice, with “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction.” Trier won his first Stockholm prize for “Oslo, August 31” in 2011.
The festival’s opening film, Jonas Carpignano’s “Mediterranea,” nabbed three prizes, for best debut and best actor (Koudous Seihon) and the Telia Film Award, granting 100.000 Skr to a distributor who picks up the film in Sweden.
Julija Steponaityte was awarded best actress for “The Summer of Sangaile” by Alante Kavaite.
Deniz Gamze Erguven and Alice Winocour scooped the award for best script for “Mustang,” whereas Laszlo Nemes was dubbed best director for his Cannes hit “Son of Saul.” Best cinematography was awarded to Manuel Dacosse for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s “Evolution.”
Producer Mimmi Spang and directors Peter Gronlund, Christian Zubert, Di Phan Dang and Arab Nasser comprised this year’s jury, which was chaired by Ai Weiwei.
Best documentary went to Venice Film Festival winner “Behemoth,” directed by Liang Zhao.
The Fipresci prize for best film in the Open Zone section, for more established directors, was nabbed by Samuel Benchetrit’s “Macadam Stories.”
The iFestival Award, voted for by the 2015 Stockholm Film Festival audience, went to “Tisure” by Adrian Geyer.
Best short film was given to “A Few Seconds” by Nora El Hourch, while Swedish talent Victor Lindgren won the 1 km-film scholarship with “I Turn to You By,” granting him the means to do another short to premiere at Stockholm next year.
Stockholm’s Rising Star Award, whose previous winners include Alicia Vikander, went to actress Aliette Opheim, who makes a strong performance in Lisa Aschan’s “White People.”
The first ever Stockholm Impact Award was announced earlier this week, granting 1 million Skr to Leena Yadav’s for “Parched.”
JK Youn’s box office sensation “Ode to My Father” came out on top at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards (a.k.a Daejong Awards), one of Korea’s major film awards.
At the ceremony held at the Korean Broadcasting System Hall, “Ode” took home ten trophies including best picture, best director for Youn, best actor for Hwang Jung-min, best supporting actor for Oh Dal-soo, and six technical prizes.
At the 160-minute ceremony, Choi Dong-hoon’s “Assassination” won best actress for Gianna Jeon and Lee Joon-ik’s “The Throne” took best supporting actress for Kim Hae-sook. A major hit, Ryoo Seung-wan’s “Veteran” did not win any award.
Best debut actor and actress went to fast-rising star Lee Min-ho from Yoo Ha’s “Gangnam Blues” and Lee Yoo-young from Cho Geun-hyun’s “Late Spring.” Baek took best debut director for his high concept romantic comedy “The Beauty Inside.”
Chinese stars Sun Honglei (“Silent Witness”) and Gao Yuanyuan (“But Always”) took best actor and best actress awards in the newly introduced international section.
At a press conference before the event, organizers announced a new rule saying that prizes would only be given out to people attending the ceremony. However, out of twenty two categories, half the awards went unrepresented as the recipients were unavailable. That included major categories such as best actor, best actress, and best supporting actor and actress.