IDFA laureate wins third Bodil

Anders Østergaard, IDFA laureate 2008, is now counting three Bodil Awards after winning his third for the critically acclaimed "Burma VJ — Reporting from a Closed Country", produced by Lise Lense-Møller for Magic Hour Film.Østergaard wrote and directed the international co-production "Tintin et moi" (2003), an autobiographic journey of the life and work of Tintin's author Hergé – in his own voice and on the original tape. The film, screened prolifically at festivals worldwide, received the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Golden Link Award and brought home awards from Oslo and Toronto besides Østergaard’s first Bodil for Best Documentary in 2005.His second Bodil was for "Gasolin'" in 2005, about Denmark's indisputably greatest rock band ever, a film which had a highly successful theatrical run in Danish cinemas and received the Best Documentary Award at Odense and a GuldDok presented at CPH:DOX. The Bodil is the Danish Film Critics Association's award, presented annually in January-February. Established in 1948, it is one of the oldest film awards in Europe. The awards are given without regard to commercial interests or box-office sales, but rather to highlight the films or actors that the critics regard as most worthy. The name of the award honours two of the most important actresses in Danish cinema, Bodil Kjer and Bodil Ipsen.

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