British director Clio Barnard awarded Best Film at Stockholm Filmfestival 2013

Clio Barnard and actor George Mackay awarded in Stockholm.

For the second year in a row the jury has awarded a female director the prestigious Bronze Horse at the 24th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival.

Best Film:

The Selfish Giant by Clio Barnard

A uniquely complete film. Shattering, to the point, poetic, believable, delicate, humorous. The
sensitive interaction between the two main actors has resulted in the most touching portrayal of
friendship we’ve seen in film. Only someone hard-hearted could fail to love this film.

Best Actor:

George Mackay in For Those in Peril

Very finely acted, and with small nuances, this actor expresses what it is like to be forced to the
outer limits of human pain and sorrow. His complete vulnerability, isolation and despair are just
as frightening for us as viewers as for his character and is very accurately portrayed.

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The 24th Stockholm International Film Festival November 6-17 2013.
The Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festivals in Northern Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 180 films from more than 50 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema – an outdor mini-festival. Every year in spring the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age.

Om oss

Stockholms internationella filmfestival startade 1990 och är idag en av de främsta filmfestivalerna i Europa. Festivalen äger rum varje år i november med över 200 filmer från mer än 60 länder. Stockholms filmfestival är mycket mer än film i november, bland anat exklusiva förhandsvisningar och Sommarbio – gratis utomhusbio. Stockholms filmfestival Junior, en festival för barn och unga mellan 6 och 19 år, arrangeras varje år i april.