Five Roberts for We Shall Overcome
by Annika Pham
Niels Arden Oplev’s We Shall Overcome [+see also:
film profile], the favourite of this year’s Robert Awards, turned five of its 16 nominations into wins at last Sunday’s award ceremony, held at Danmark Radio’s headquarters in Copenhagen.
Last year’s biggest local hit (406,000 admissions) and winner of a Crystal Bear at the 2006 Berlinale, won Best Film, Director, Supporting Actor (Bent Mejding), Original Screenplay (Arden Oplev) and Costume Design (Manon Rasmussen).
Competition was tight with another 2006 Berlinale winner, Pernille Fischer Christensen’s debut film A Soap [+see also:
interview: Lars Bredo Rahbek
interview: Pernille Fischer Christensen
film profile], which won four statuettes, including for the two lead actors David Dencik (2007 Danish Shooting Star, see interview) and Trine Dyrholm.
Susanne Bier’s Oscar nominated After the Wedding [+see also:
interview: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
interview: Susanne Bier
film profile], the second most popular Danish film of 2006, won the Audience Award as well as Best Supporting Actress (Stine Fischer Christensen), the latter ex acquo with Stephanie Leon for Råzone.
Christina Rosendahl’s Triple Dare [+see also:
film profile] was voted Best Children’s Film by the Danish Film Academy, The Lives of Others [+see also:
interview: Florian Henckel von Donners…
interview: Ulrich Muehe
film profile] by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Best Non-US Film and The Land of Human Beings: My Film About Greenland by Anne Regitze Wivel Best Feature Documentary.
Henning Camre, head of the Danish Film Institute and instigator of the Think Tank last year, was also rewarded for his many years work in supporting Danish film.
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