27th Göteborg International Film Festival

Sweden, January 23 - February 2 2004

The jury

Hassouna Mansouri (Tunisia), Nils Gjerstad (Norway), Vladimir Cvetkovic Sever (Croatia)

Awarded films

The Swedish Festival of Göteborg (Gothenburg) fosters independent world cinema and hosts a Nordic Event — showcase of new films from the Nordic countries. In this section, our jury found the winner of our prize: “Young Gods”, the first feature film by the young Finnish director Jukka-Pekka Siili. The film “develops some of the predominant subjects of current Nordic cinema — that of initiatory sexual rites and their attendant pitfalls, and that of the usage of visual media for the purpose of self-discovery”, writes Vladimir Cvetkovic Sever in his review of the film.

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