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Documentary Palme receives Victor Film Award

Press release   •   Nov 20, 2012 15:39 UTC

The documentary film Palme, about the former Swedish prime minister, was awarded this year’s prize for best film of the year in Stockholm-Mälardalen.

The jury explained:
This year, the award goes to a film that takes us back to the shots on Sveavägen, the occupation of the student union building, the Norrmalmstorg drama, the visionary suburb of Vällingby and the limestone beaches of Gotland. Here, Stockholm and the progressive post war era form a magnificent foundation for a continuously exciting portrayal of one the most colorful Swedish politicians.

“It’s incredibly fun each time a great film is given prominence, and even more so when the story is based in the city where we live and work.” said Matthias Nohrborg, producer at B-Reel, the Stockholm-based production company.

The film has received rave reviews, and in two months, it has been seen by 220,000 people in cinemas across Sweden, making it the country’s most-viewed documentary in 30 years.

Maud Nycander and Kristina Lindström directed the movie. Fredrik Heinig and Mattias Nohrborg at B-Reel produced the film.

About Victor
The Victor film prize was established by Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen and the industry association Film Alliance Stockholm-Mälardalen, with support from Stockholm Business Region. The award is named after the legendary director Victor Sjöström, often described as the father of Swedish cinema.

The award is comprised of a statuette designed by artist Annica Johansson, based in Filmstaden in Solna, where Victor Sjöström was also active.

The award ceremony took place at the Stockholm Film Festival.

About Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen
Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen is the production center of the capital city region. Its mission is to stimulate film production, thereby encouraging the region’s growth, culture and competitiveness.
www.frsm.se/film-region-stockholm-malardalen

For more information about Victor
Anette Mattsson, CEO, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen
+46 (0)725-43 33 40
Gila Bergqvist Ulfung, Chairman of the Board, Film Alliance Stockholm-Mälardalen
+46 (0)708-55 26 86

For more information
Per Holmlund, PR Manager, Stockholm Business Region
+46 70 472 80 69, per.holmlund@stockholm.se

About Stockholm Business Region
Stockholm Business Region is the official investment promotion agency for the Stockholm region. Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic regions. With continual high growth, world-leading clusters within life science, cleantech and ICT, and as a center for fashion and design, Stockholm is the natural capital city of Scandinavia.
www.investstockholm.com