Stockholm Rising Star winner Alba August at Cannes Film Festival

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This year's Stockholm Rising Star winner Alba August will be attending the Cannes Film Festival. 

Actress Alba August, born in 1993, is most famous for her role as children’s author Astrid Lindgren in ”Becoming Astrid” and as Simone in the Netflix original series ”The Rain”.

Alba was awarded the Rising Star by Stockholm International Film Festival.

Stockholm Rising Star is a prize awarded to young acting talents who has made remarkable achievements in film. The purpose of the award is to highlight actors early in their careers.

Each year young acting talents are nominated for the award, following in the footsteps of the likes of Alicia Vikander, Gustav Lindh and Adam Lundgren. 

The visit to Cannes was specially arranged for this year's Stockholm Rising Star winner.

Friday the 17th of May at 15.00 The Swedish Film Institute will arrange a press conference where Alba will be introduced.

The press conference will be in English and held at Scandinavian Terrace, 55 Boulevard de la Croisette.

Press contact:

Elaine Hildenborg

+46 72 904 85 19

The 30th Stockholm International Film Festival in 6-17 November 2019.

Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festivals in Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 150 films from more than 60 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema – an outdoor filmfestival in August. Every year in spring, April 1-6, the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 19 years of age.