Göteborg Film Festival Winners List: Ewan McGregor Starrer ‘Mother, Couch’ Takes Best Nordic Film Award

Mother, Couch, the Niclas Larsson-directed film, took the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival. The film was awarded SEK 400,000, which is about $38,000.

The film stars Ewan McGregor, who had also received an honorary Dragon Award during 47th edition of the festival.

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Mother, Couch made its debut at last year’s Toronto Film Festival. The debut film by Larsson is based on Swedish author Jerker Virdborg’s novel Mamma i soffa, a story of three children who are brought together when their mother refuses to move from a couch in a furniture store.

Other winners at Göteborg included Oona Airola’s Best Acting award for The Missile, with Juan Sarmiento G. taking the award for cinematography and Nikolaj Arcel’s The Promised Land taking the Audience Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

Full list of winners

Best Nordic Film

Mother, Couch

Best Acting

Oona Airola (The Missile)

Cinematography Award

Juan Sarmiento G (Madame Lune)


The Promised Land by Nikolaj Arcel

Audience Dragon Award Best Nordic Film

The Promised Land

Best Nordic Documentary

Ibelin by Benjamin Ree

International Debut Award

Me, Maryam, The Children And 26 Others by Farshad Hashemi

Best International Film

There’s Still Tomorrow by Paola Cortellesi

Draken Film Award

2008 Loves You by Nellie Lexfors

Youth Dragon Award

A Ravaging Wind by Paula Hernández

Mai Zetterling Grant

Director Jenifer Malmqvist

Honorary Dragon Award

Ewan McGregor

Nordic Honorary Dragon Award

Sidse Babett Knudsen

Dragon Award Best Swedish Short

Death of a Hero by Karin Franz Körlof

Audience Choice Award for Best Swedish Short

I Am the Fire by Patrik Eklund

Angelo Award

If Everyone Just Leaves by Karin Wegsjö and Nazira Abzalova

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

Power Play (Makta) by Johan Fasting, Silje Storstein and Kristin Grue

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