Girls fight over Guldbagges
by Annika Pham
11/01/2010 - Fredrik Edfeldt’s low-budget The Girl [trailer, film focus], Niels Arden Oplev’s box office champion The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [trailer, film focus] and Lisa Siwe’s drama Glowing Stars [trailer] lead this year’s nominations for Sweden’s top film honours, the Guldbagge Awards, with four nods each.
Oplev’s blockbuster is running for Best Film, Actress (Noomi Rapace), Supporting Actor (Sven-Bertil Taube) and Cinematography (Eric Kress). Both first-timers, Edfeldt and Siwe are competing for Best Director, along with Teresa Fabik for her second feature, Starring Maja [trailer]. Fabik also has a chance at winning Best Script, as does Karin Arrhenius (The Girl) and director-scriptwriter Ulf Malmros (The Wedding Photographer).
Besides Rapace, who rose to stardom for portraying Lisbeth Salander in Dragon Tattoo, Malin Crépin (In Your Veins [trailer]) and Stina Eklad (A Rational Solution [trailer, film focus]) will also vie for Best Actres; while the nominees for Best Actor are Claes Ljungmark (A Rational Solution), Olle Sarri (The Ape [trailer]) and Björn Starrin (The Wedding Photographer).
Competing for Best Documentary are Erik Gandini’s Videocracy [trailer], Nahid Persson’s The Queen and I and Jane Magnusson’s Ebbe: The Movie, and the Best Foreign Film nominees are Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon [trailer, film focus], Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Still Walking and Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir [trailer].
The 33rd Guldbagge Awards ceremony will take place in Stockholm on January 25.