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Film i Väst congratulates Thomas Vinterberg for winning the Oscar for Best International Feature Film

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- Film i Väst congratulates Another Round, Thomas Vinterberg and Zentropa for winning the Oscar for Best International Feature Film. Another Round tells a touching story by extraordinary talented actors. We are so proud and happy to be co-producers of this film, which in part was shot in our region of West Sweden, Västra Götaland, says Kristina Börjeson, Head of Production at Film i Väst.

Thomas Vinterberg. Photo: Anders Overgaard
Thomas Vinterberg. Photo: Anders Overgaard

In 2021 Film i Väst has, for the first time, three Oscar nominations in the same year; two for Best International Feature Film – Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round and Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin – and Thomas Vinterberg himself as Best Director

- Dear Thomas Vinterberg, all actors, producers Sisse Graum JørgensenKasper Dissing and Lizette Jonjic  at Zentropa and the whole film team: you are fantastic! You have made a feature film that has captured the attention and interest of film lovers around the globe, says Kristina Börjeson.

Another Round and The Man Who Sold His Skin are both co-produced with Film i Väst. Another Round is the fourth co-production with Thomas Vinterberg. The Hunt was also nominated Best Foreign Language Film in 2013. Kaouther Ben Hania’s previous feature film The Beauty and the Beasts was Tunisia’s Oscar entry in 2019 and it was also co-produced with Film i Väst.

Since 2000 Film i Väst co-productions have been nominated for 15 Oscars, with one win: Susanne Bier’s In a Better World 2011. Nine of the nominations have been in the international film category, among them Ruben Östlund’s The Square, Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove and Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair.

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Grand slam for Film i Väst co-production Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg at the European Film Awards12.12.2020 23:06:42 CET | Press release

Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round has won no less than four awards at this year’s EFA: Best European Film, Best European Director (Thomas Vinterberg), Best European Actor (Mads Mikkelsen), Best European Screenwriter (Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm). Another Round is produces by Zentropa Entertainments3 in co-production with Zentropa Sweden, Lizette Joncic, and Film i Väst. The film was shot in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden.

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