HONOUR. Nikolaj Arcel's historical drama won two awards at the largest film festival in the Nordics, the FIPRESCI Critics' Award and the Audience Award for Best Nordic Film, while Sidse Babett Knudsen received the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award.
There were Danish honors on Saturday night in Gothenburg, where the Göteborg Film Festival's annual Dragon Awards took place. Nikolaj Arcel's critically acclaimed drama 'The Promised Land' won two awards at the festival. The film won both the FIPRESCI Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics with the following motivation:
Effectively narrating a tough story from a challenging period, this film features a captivating plot, strong characters, elaborate setting, excellent camera work, and skillful acting, delivering intricate cinematic experience.
Further, 'The Promised Land' won the Audience Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film while the Danish minor co-production 'Mother, Couch' by Niclas Larsson won the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film.
THE PROMISED LAND
'The Promised Land' has been selected for several prominent festivals, including Venice, Telluride and Toronto, and in December 2023, the film won three awards at the European Film Awards and was Oscar-shortlisted in the International Feature Film category. The film is based on Ida Jessen's novel 'The Captain and Ann Barbara', and director Nikolaj Arcel co-wrote the screenplay with Anders Thomas Jensen. Louise Vesth produced the film for Zentropa with support from the Danish Film Institute.
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