‘Oslo, August 31’ Wins Big in Stockholm

 Cannes Film Festival

COLOGNE, Germany – Norwegian drama Oslo, August 31 from director Joachim Trier has won the best film and best cinematography prizes at the 2011 Stockholm International Film Festival, which wrapped up this weekend. Oslo - a dark but humorous look at a day in the life of a young drug addict - premiered this year in Cannes.

Brit actor Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) won Stockholm’s best directorial debut honor for his helmer bow, Tyrannosaur, which stars Peter Mullan as a violent, self-destructive man who gets a chance for redemption. Tyrannosaur debuted at Sundance, where it won both the World Cinema directing honor and a special jury prize. Tyrannosaur is also a frontrunner for this year's British Independent Film Awards, with seven nominations.

Stockholm’s international film critics prize, the FIPRESCI, went to John Le Carre adaptation Tinker Tailor Solider Spy from Swedish helmer Tomas Alfredson.

Acting honors went to Yohanna Idha for her role in Swedish comedy Certain People and to Russia’s Sergei Borisov for his turn as a doting husband in Angelina Nikonova’s drama Twilight Portrait. Nadine Labaki’s Lebanese dramedy Where Do We Go Now? won best screenplay honors.

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