Church of Sweden Film Award at Göteborg Film Festival 2018

Jury awards its prize to "Amateurs" by Gabriela Pichler


The Church of Sweden Film Jury - Annika Broman, Erik Jeppsson, and Mikael Ringlander - choose "Amatörer" (Amateurs, Sweden 2018) by Gabriela Pichler as winner of the Church of Sweden Film Award 2018, the Angel Award. The Bishop of Göteborg, Susanne Rappmann, presented the prize to the director at the 41st Göteborg Film Festival (January 26 - February 5, 2018). The film also won the Dragon Award for the best Nordic film, the main award of the festival. The Angel Award is endowed with SEK 50.000.

"It's a likeable movie, but also one that gives thought. It raises questions about living conditions, work environment and solidarity. It's about a small place where people know that 'we've had our great time', but where you fight and try. It's done with human love and amazingly beautiful characters, "said Mikael Ringlander, chairman of the jury.

"Amateurs" is the second feature film of director Gabriela Pichler after her debut film "Eat Sleep Die" (2012). 

The Angel Award was established in 2002. It honours Nordic films with a high artistic qualitiy that reveal existential, just and social issues by its narrative and expression, and is chosen from the Nordic competition of the Göteborg Film Festival.

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