Magazine article Screen International

Pernilla August's beyond to Be Sweden's Foreign Language Oscar Entry

Magazine article Screen International

Pernilla August's beyond to Be Sweden's Foreign Language Oscar Entry

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August's acclaimed directorial debut stars Millenium actress Noomi Rapace

Swedish actress Pernilla August's feature directorial debut, Beyond (Svinalängorna), was today (Aug 7) named Sweden's official candidate for the Foreign-Language Oscar - shortly after it was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize, Scandinavia's largest film award.

The decision was announced by Sweden's 12-member Oscar committee at a Swedish Film Institute press conference.

Starring Millennium actress Noomi Rapace, with Ola Rapace, Ville Virtanen and Outi Mäenpää, Beyond is based on Susanne Alakoski's award-winning novel about a woman confronted with the memories of her childshood as a refugee girl in 1970s' Sweden.

Domestically launched last December, it has reached 400,000 admissions as a Nordisk Film release, adding 250,000 from other Scandinavian countries. …

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