Magazine article Screen International

'I Am Not A Witch', 'God's Own Country' among Stockholm Winners

Magazine article Screen International

'I Am Not A Witch', 'God's Own Country' among Stockholm Winners

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Leonor Serraille wins best film for Jeune Femme; Impact award worth more than $118,000 goes to Poland’s Wild Roses.

‘God’s Own Country’

The 28th Stockholm International Film Festival has awarded its Bronze Horse award for best film to French director Leonor Serraille for Jeune Femme (also known as Montparnasse Bienvenüe).

The jury said the film is “a small-scale story that finds profundity in sharp specificity, along with comedy in tragedy (and vice versa.)” The debut feature, about a young woman finding her way in Paris, previously won the Camera d’Or in Cannes.

Two British directors also triumphed, with Rungano Nyoni winning best debut for I Am Not a Witch and Francis Lee winning best director for God’s Own Country.

God’s Own Country star Josh O’Connor also won best actor. The gay romance was also runner-up for the audience award which went to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Best Screenplay went to No Date, No Signature by Vahid Jalilvand and Ali Zarnegar; best cinematography went to Paul Guilhaum for Ava; best actress went to Antonia Zegers for Los Perros. …

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