Rouen crowns Upperdog
Having arrived in Rouen with a slew of prizes already under its belt, Klaus Härö’s Finnish film Letters to Father Jacob [+see also:
film profile] (see news) took home three awards: Best Actress (Kaarina Hazard), Best Actor (Heikki Nousiainen), and the Audience Award.
The Rouen fest also dedicated a retrospective to Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, whose latest work, Valhalla Rising [+see also:
interview: Nicolas Winding Refn
film profile], has enjoyed a very successful first week in French theatres, achieving the fourth highest weekly per-screen average, despite stiff competition. The title was released by Le Pacte and Wild Side on 27 screens.
(Translated from French)
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