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HEMMA (Home) nominated for Icelandic Film Awards EDDAN

Swedish/Icelandic Romantic Drama and Award Winning Feature HEMMA (Home) by Maximilian Hult, has been nominated for Icelandic Film Awards EDDAN in the Categories Best Director – Maximilian Hult and Best Editing – Valdís Óskarsdóttir and Sigurður Eyþórsson. HEMMA was shot in Iceland in the summer of 2012, with support from the Icelandic Film Centre and a wonderful mixture of Swedish and Icelandic Cast & Team. HEMMA. The film is produced by  Swedish Producers Anna G Magnúsdóttir & Anders Granström and Co-produced by Icelandic Guðrún Edda Þórhannesdóttir & Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.

Earlier the film has been awarded The South Korean Busan Audience Bank Award, Opening Film at Mannheim Heidelberg, Eucomenical Award as Best film in Mannheim-Heidelberg, Grand Prix Best Film Febio Fest Prague, Best Male Actor Erik Lundqvist at Peace & Love Film Festival Sweden and Guldbagge for Best Female Supporting Role Anita Wall.

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Director Maximilian Hult

 

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Anita Wall med sin Guldbagge 2015

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Erik Lundqvist

Anita Wall wins 2015 Guldbagge Award

Actress Anita Wall was Awarded a Guldbagge for her role as Frida Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Maximilian Hult’s international award winning feature Home / Hemma.

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Anita Wall with her Guldbagge 2015

Anita Wall as Frida and Lars Lind as her husband Yngve.

Anita Wall as Frida and Lars Lind as her husband Yngve.

The Guldbagge Awards ceremony was held 26 January 2015 at Cirkus in Stockholm and broadcasted live by Swedish Television (SVT).

“Awarded annually since 1964, the Guldbagge (“Golden Beetle”) is the name of the Swedish Film Institute’s award for achievements during the previous year. The award itself, in the form of a flower chafer beetle, was designed by the artist Karl Axel Pehrson.” – Swedish Film Institute

Guldbagge till Anita Wall för sin roll i Hemma

På Guldbaggegalan 2015 mottog Anita Wall en Guldbagge för sin roll som mormor Frida i Maximilian Hults internationellt mångfaldigt prisbelönade långfilm Hemma. Hemma hade biografpremiär i Sverige den 11 juli 2014 och finns nu ute på DVD och VOD i hela landet. Filmen fick även biografpremiär på Island i oktober 2014 och kommer att släppas på bio i Sydkorea under 2015.

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Anita Wall, Guldbaggen 2015

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Anita Wall och Lars Lind i sina roller i filmen Hemma

 

HEMMA får biografpremiär på Island!

Långfilmen Hemma av Maximilian Hult släpps på bio på Island fredagen den 24 oktober. Filmen spelades in på Island sommaren 2012 med stöd från det Isländska filmcentrat och med många isländska medverkande både bakom och framför kameran. Det blir ett kärt återseende i Reykjavik fredagen den 24 oktober.

Hemma hade internationell premiär i Busan International Film Festival, Asiens största och viktigaste festival för asiatisk och internationell film och kammade där hem priset, Busan Bank Audience Award,  som bästa internationella film. Flera internationella festivaler och flera priser har följt i kölvattnet och den 11 juli hade filmen biografpremiär i Sverige. Den gick upp i 23 städer och 27 dukar och fick ett mycket positivt bemötande hos press och publik.

Febiofest Grand Prix Award to HEMMA (Home)

From XXI Prague International Film Festival:

Ladies and gentlemen … The winner of the Grand Prix this year’s Febiofest is.. a Swedish-Icelandic film Home (Hemma)! Its director Maximilian Hult will receive the Grand Prix at the Closing Ceremony today (28th of March 2014) along with € 5,000 as a reward. Another € 5,000 will be given to promote the distribution of the film.

The prize will be handed to the Director by the honorary chairman of this year’s jury, Oscar-winning costume designer, Mr. Theodor Pištěk.

The jury praised the deeply human story, great acting and humor of the film. Among the views of jury evaluation, appeared these comments:

“Superbly rendered the characters that are very different and yet the director then connects them as a cure for loneliness.”

“Precise and metered work with conventions. The romantic comedy, which was sensitive and funny as the main heroine.”

“Great civilian performances and quirky humor.”

“Living film with an emphasis on the love between people and understanding the differences between people.”

HEMMA wins Busan Bank Award, the Audience Choice as Best film.

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Tonight Director Maximilian Hult received the Busan Bank Award / The Audience Choice at the closing ceremony in the grand outdoor cinema in Busan Cinema Center. The price is 20 000 USD and is shared between the Director and the Distributor that takes on the distribution in South Korea.

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