Terribly Happy overjoyed at Roberts
by Annika Pham
Sunday’s celebration in Copenhagen of the 25th Roberts Awards, presented by the Danish Film Academy, was a triumphal night for Henrik Rubens Genz, whose film Terribly Happy [+see also:
film profile] won seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
The film’s leads, Jakob Cedergren and Lene Maria Christensen, were awarded in their respective categories, as was cinematographer Jørgen Johansson. Ruben Genz shared the Robert for Best Script with Duna Gry Jensen. The Fine & Mellow production was previously bestowed a Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary.
Last year’s Danish mega-hit Flame & Citron [+see also:
film profile] by Ole Christian Madsen was the second biggest winner with five Roberts, but in less prominent categories, such as Best Production Design (Jette Lehmann), Best Costume Design (Manon Rasmusssen) and Best Sound (Hans Møller).
Niels Arden Oplev’s Worlds Apart [+see also:
film profile], Denmark’s entry for this year’s Oscars nominations, won four awards, including Best Supporting Actor (Jens Jørn Spottag), Best Supporting Actress (Sarah Boberg) and Best Editing (Anne Østerud).
Lotte Svendsen’s family comedy Max Embarassing was named Best Children & Youth Film, a few days before its screening in the Berlinale Generation KPlus section, and Anders Høgsbro Østergaard’s Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country, multiple winner at the CPH:Dox and IDFA festivals last December, picked up Best Documentary Feature.
The Audience Award went to the local comedy Take the Trash, the Best Foreign Film/ non-US was deemed Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments [+see also:
film profile], and the Best US Film, the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men.
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