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'Nordeste' Movie Tops Stockholm Film Festival Awards: Mother-Son-Mother-to-Be Drama

Nordeste movie'Nordeste' movie with Aymará Rovera and Ignacio Jiménez.

'Nordeste' movie tops 2005 Stockholm Film Festival Awards

The Bronze Horse for Best film at the 2005 Stockholm Film Festival, which ran November 17-27, was awarded to Juan Solanas' Argentina-set drama Nordeste (“Northeast”). Dealing with maternal instincts, social injustice, and child trafficking, the Argentinean-French-Spanish-Belgian co-production revolves around the meeting of two women from disparate backgrounds: a single mother (Aymará Rovera) from Argentina's impoverished northeast and an affluent Parisian (Carole Bouquet) who arrives in Buenos Aires to adopt a child.

According to the Stockholm Film Festival jury, Nordeste was selected as the festival's top entry because it is “remarkably mature in everything from theme, vision and execution. It has the firm courage to ask difficult questions, without feeling the need to answer them for us, without ever straying from the path into cheap sentimentality or shock values.” Besides its Bronze Horse win, Nordeste also earned Aymará Rovera and Carole Bouquet the Best Actress Award.

More 2005 Stockholm Film Festival winners

Among the other winners at the 2005 Stockholm Film Festival were Annie Griffin, who took home the Best Screenplay Award for the Scottish dark comedy Festival, and Best Actor Vincent D'Onofrio, who won for Mike Mills' U.S.-made dramatic comedy Thumbsucker. The Best First Film Award went to another American production, Miranda July's Me and You and Everyone We Know.

Taika Waititi's Sons of Tû: The God of War was chosen as the Best Short Film because “in eighteen minutes [Sons of Tû] develops more story, builds more characters and creates more human emotion than most feature films ever hope to do in two hours.” And finally, veteran Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg (Videodrome, this year's A History of Violence) was given the Stockholm Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, while American director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys) received the Stockholm Film Festival Visionary Award.

Below is the full list of 2005 Stockholm Film Festival winners.

2005 Stockholm Film Festival winners

Best Film: Nordeste (“Northeast”) directed by Juan Solanas a.k.a. Juan Diego Solanas.

Best Actor: Vincent D'Onofrio for Thumbsucker.

Best Actress: Carole Bouquet and Aymará Rovera for Nordeste.

Best Screenplay: Annie Griffin for Festival.

Best First Film: Me and You and Everyone We Know directed by Miranda July.

Best Cinematography: Adrian Tan for Be with Me.

Best Short Film: Sons of Tû: The God of War directed by Taika Waititi.

Stockholm Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award: David Cronenberg.

Stockholm Film Festival Visionary Award: Terry Gilliam.

Stockholm Film Festival Star! Audience Award: Storm directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein.

FIPRESCI (International Film Critics) Award: Be with Me directed by Eric Khoo.

1 km Film Scholarship: The Voice directed by Johan Söderberg.

Made in Stockholm: Death by Heart directed by Malin Erixon.

Jameson Short Film Award: Mebana directed by Daniel Wallentin.

Northern Lights: Accused directed by Jacob Thuesen.

World Wide Winner Award: The Forest… and 7 Illustrations Around the Name of a Tree directed by Malin Erixon.

Stockholm juries

Stockholm Film Festival Jury: Daniel Alfredson (Director and Chief at SVT Fiction), Pelle Almqvist (Musician), Rodrigo García (Director), Helena af Sandeberg (Actress), Orvar Säfström (Film Critic).

FIPRESCI Jury (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique / International Federation of Film Critics): Caroline M. Buck (Film Critic and Film Historian), Frédéric Ponsard (Journalist and Film Critic), Alf Kjetil Walgermo (Writer and Journalist).


Aymará Rovera and Ignacio Jiménez Nordeste movie image: Stockholm Film Festival.

Stockholm Film Festival website.

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