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SHOOTING STARS 2021

Gustav Lindh • Actor

"As far I can remember I always wanted to be an actor"

by Ana Stanic

BERLINALE 2021: We discuss fiction, reality, acting, challenges and dream directors with the young Swedish actor

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Gustav Lindh, born in Västerås, Sweden, is one of the brightest stars of the Nordic feature film and TV world. Despite his young age, Gustav has an impressive resume and has managed to work with some of the most renowned creators in Scandinavia. During his training at the Dramatic School of Arts in Lund, Gustav took part in internationally acclaimed productions such as The Circle [+see also:
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(Levan Akin, 2015), the TV series Jordskott and Springfloden and the miniseries, De Dagar Som Blommorna Blommar. In 2019, he drew attention for his raw and heart-breaking portrayal of the troubled teenager in Queen of Hearts [+see also:
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. The film, directed by May el-Toukhy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019 and took the cinematic world by storm. For this role, Lindh was awarded Winner of the Young Competition at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the prestigious Bodil award, the Danish Golden Globe. Being one of the most prolific actors of his generation, Gustav can currently be seen in two seasons of the Viaplay TV series Love Me and in the feature films Orca [+see also:
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, directed by Josephine Bornebusch and Riders of Justice [+see also:
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, directed by Anders Thomas Jensen. He is currently in Belfast, shooting Robert Eggers' The Northman, starring opposite Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård.

We discuss fiction, reality, acting, challenges and dream directors (Paul Thomas Anderson and Luca Guadagnino) with the young Swedish actor, now selected for the 2021 Shooting Stars.

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