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The Stockholm International Film Festival now presents the names of the five people who will decide which of the films in the Stockholm XVII Competition gets the honorary Bronze Horse award. This year’s jury is an international mix consisting of two directors, an actress, a producer and an artist. The main task of the festival jury is to present the honorary Bronze Horse (at 16 lbs the world’s heaviest film award) to a film in the international competition section. The jury also gives out Al...

New festival record in Stockholm filmmakers' attendance...

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A total of 87 filmmakers, actors and actresses from all over the world visited the Stockholm International Film Festival between November 17-27 a new festival record! The Stockholm XVI Competition has been unique, with filmmakers from fifteen out of eighteen competing films visiting Stockholm to attend the festival. Argentinean director Juan Solanas travelled to Stockholm to receive a Bronze Horse for best film for Nordeste. Chan-wook Park, winner of last year’s Star! Audience Award, handed o...

Nordeste Wins Best Film at Stockholm

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Juan Solanas' Nordeste won the Best Film award at the Stockholm International Film Festival (Novemeber 17-27). Solanas received the Bronze Horse award at a star-studded ceremony at Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm, the hub of the festival for the press and visiting directors and actors including Park Chan-wook, whose film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance closed the festival. The award was presented to Solanas by Eva Fröling, acclaimed dramatic actress from Ingmar Bergman films and actor Sven Wolter. Solana...

Stockholm 16th Fest will pay tribute to Cronenberg

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The 16th Stockholm International Film Festival, held November 17-27.The countdown has started. The Stockholm International Film Festival is now This year will present 160 films from close to 40 countries. Herewith a glimpse of this year’s extensive programme. Here are some highlights of the selection.A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE The Festival opener.A convincing drama, where director David Cronenberg tells a story of the cruel way in which humanity relates to violence. Family father Tom is unexpectedl...

Japanese Anime at Stockholm

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It is causing a revolution in animation, and the Stockholm International Film Festival, meeting that demand, scheduled three screenings by Japanese anime (animation) directors during the festival: Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers, featuring three disparate characters; Gin the alcoholic, Hana the transvestite and Miyuki the homeless girl in Tokyo - who find an abandoned baby; Mamoru Oshii's, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Japan's entry for best foreign film at the 2005 Academy Awards, a universe...

15th Stockholm International Film Festival Kicks Off

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It is hard to believe that the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 18-28, is already at year 15, and to celebrate, the festival will be showing some of the favorite films from past years and former recipients of the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" award. The horse evolved from the handpainted replicas from Dalecarlia in the heart of Sweden, a suitable icon given a somber spin by the festival. Past Bronze Horse winners include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (parts of ...

The Station Agent Closes Stockholm

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The Stockholm International Film Festival officially closed November 25th with a screening of "E! Audience Award winner," The Station Agent. Tipped as the favorite of the festival, the film lived up to its reputation from beginning to end. It is not hard to understand why the film won the hearts of the Stockholm audience. The area where the story takes place in Newfoundland NJ is a little like a small Swedish town, set far away from everything, where people speak slowly, and savor their words i...

Stockholm is Tarantino's home!

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Stockholm is Tarantino's! (or is it Josef Fares?)The Stockholm International Film Festival kicked off November 13 with Kill Bill Volume 1 and its world class female assassins. Festival organizer Git Scheynius greeted the completely packed Skandia theater to introduce a festival of 200 films and 70 directors."Quentin Tarantino couldn't come", she said, "but he sends his greetings", adding that 30 pages of the Kill Bill script were written in Stockholm (as were parts of Pulp Fiction). Indeed, the ...

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