'In Your Arms' Wins Best Nordic Film Honor at Goteborg Film Festival

'In Your Arms'

Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look of Silence' wins best documentary.

Danish drama In Your Arms, from Samanou Acheche Sahlstrom, has taken the Dragon Award for best Nordic film at this year's Goteborg Film Festival. The feature focuses on the relationship between a deathly ill man and his nurse as they travel to a clinic in Switzerland for an assisted suicide.

In Your Arms also picked up the FIPRESCI award of international film critics.

Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence, the director's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary The Act of Killing, won this year's Dragon Award for best documentary. In the new film, a family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

This year's Ingmar Bergman award, named in honor of the legendary Swedish director and given for best debut film at the Goteborg festival, went to The Lesson, a drama about a teacher in a small town who faces moral challenges. It is from first-time directors Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva.

The Audience Choice honor for best Nordic film, voted on by filmgoers at this year's festival, went to Sanna Lenken's My Skinny Sister, the story of two neglected siblings told from the perspective of the young one. The public choice award for best feature film went to Estonian drama In the Crosswind by director Martti Helde, a look at the exportation of thousands of people from the Baltics to Soviet work camps in 1941.

The 2015 Goteborg Film Festival wraps up on Monday.

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