30th Goteborg International Film Festival
Sweden, January 26 - February 5 2007
In winter, in the second city of Sweden, takes place a festival where the best Nordic films of the year are screened. There, our jury chose to prize the Norwegian film The Bothersome Man (Den Brysomme Mannen) by Jens Lien, for its original and brilliant storytelling, its humorous view of modern western society and its statement against homologation and conformism.
The film, which premiered in the Critics’ Week in Cannes in 2006, had already received our prize in Riga last Septmber. But the jury found it to be simply much more accomplished than the other films in the Nordic section. Furthermore, they considered that it had no Swedish distribution yet.
Göteborg Film Festival: www.giff.se