At recently held Rome International Film Festival (Oct. 28th- Nov 5th 2010) Susanne Bier´s IN A BETTER WORLD won both the Markus Aurelius Audience Award as well as the Grand Jury Award.
Susanne Bier about the honor: “It´s amazing that IN A BETTER WORLD is rewarded both by the audience and the jury, who usually tend to disagree, when handing out festival prizes. It´s very unique that the film is capable of moving both sides - especially when you think about it being screened in Danish with English subtitles.”
IN A BETTER WORLD stars Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen. Script is written by Anders Thomas Jensen and producer is Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa, Denmark.
The film has to date been sold to most territories world-wide, reached around 400.000 domestic admissions and is selected as the Danish contender for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.