GIRLHOOD takes Top Prize @ Stockholm
Celine Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” which opened Cannes’ Directors Fortnight in May, won the top prize, the Bronze Horse, at the Stockholm Film Festival.
Strong American contenders, such as “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash” and “Nightcrawler,” went away empty-handed at the award ceremony.
Sciamma’s suburban drama, which is being sold by Films Distribution, was awarded for “its energetic storytelling” and for filling “a gap in the stories that get told about Paris,” according to the jury’s remarks. The jury, led by Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (”Safe House”) also included helmer Debra Granik, Swedish producer Erica Wasserman and Johannes Bah Kuhnke, star of Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure.”
“Girlhood” d.p. Crystel Fournier also nabbed the prize for best cinematography.
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