Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s Costa-Rica set drama Clara Sola, the critically-acclaimed feature debut by Álvarez Mesén produced by Hobab’s Nima Yousefi, won Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Sound at Sweden's national film awards.
The awards ceremony was held in Stockholm last night.
Selected by Costa-Rica as its Oscar entry, the tale of female sexual awakening and mysticism, has travelled to numerous festivals since its world premiere at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight in July.
In a sign of generational shift and female empowerment, Ninja Tyberg’s debut film Pleasure was awarded for the performance of its leading actress Sofia Kappel, the costumes by Amanda Wing Yee Lee and make up by Erica Spetzig. The film set in L.A.’s adult industry was produced by Plattform Produktion.
A Christmas Tale by seasoned director Hannes Holm, also received three awards for leading actor Jonas Karlsson, supporting actress Jennie Silfverjhelm and production designer Michael Higgins. The heart-warming film produced by SF Studios was the second biggest Swedish film of 2021.
Documentaries were celebrated across different categories, with Sabaya by Hogir Hirori scooping Best Documentary, Children of the Enemy by Gorki Glaser-Müller Best Original Score, The Most Beautiful Boy in the World by Kristian Petri and Kristina Lindström Best Editing, and the Danish film Flee by Jonas Poher Rasmussen Best International Feature.
Meanwhile rising actor Jonay Pineda Skallak was voted Best Supporting Role for his performance in the youth romance JJ+E, produced by Filmlance International for Netflix and SVT
Nordisk Film & TV Fond was associated to eight Guldbagge awards for the films Pleasure, Children of the Enemy, Sabaya, The Emigrants, The Most Beautiful Boy in the World and Flee.
The 57th Guldbagge Awards gala was hosted by actress and comedian Gina Dirawi and broadcast live on SVT.
Full list of Guldbagge awards 2022: