Magazine article Screen International

Venice Sidebar Winners Include beyond, the Clink of Ice

Magazine article Screen International

Venice Sidebar Winners Include beyond, the Clink of Ice

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As Venice draws to a close, a handful of awards have been announced.

Swedish actress Pernilla August's directorial debut Beyond (Svinalängorna),an emotional drama of a grown up daughter played by Noomi Rapace (Millennium Trilogy) who is forced to confront her alcoholic mother has won the Region of Veneto audience award for the best film at the 25th edition of the International Film Critics Week, an independent section presented within the Venice Film Festival.

The prize comes with a $6,300 (Euros 5,000) prize.

Trust Nordisk handles world sales. The film is also eligible for the Lion of the Future award an official prize across sections, which will be announced Saturday night, together with the other prizes.

Bertrand Blier's The Clink Of Ice (Le Bruit Des Glacons), a witty black comedy about cancer and alcoholism, has taken the Europa Cinemas Label as the Best European Film in the independent Venice Days section, also presented during the Venice film festival.

Handled by Wild Bunch, the film will receive the support of Europa Cinemas exhibitors in extending the length of its run on screen, as well as additional promotion. …

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