Ten actors were announced Tuesday as 2019's Shooting Stars, the European Film Promotion's showcase at the Berlinale for today's young acting talents to watch.
From Denmark comes Elliott Crosset Hove, who won the Best Actor Award at the Locarno and Vilnius Film Festivals and a Danish Academy Robert Award for his first major performance in 'Winter Brothers' by Hlynur Pálmason.
Crosset Hove also takes a prominent role in Michael Noer's 'Before the Frost', which debuted at this year's Toronto Film Festival, and Christoffer Boe's 'The Purity of Vengeance'.
The jury comments:
"Elliott Crossett Hove possesses incredible charisma, understands the natural rhythm of a scene and becomes one not only with his character but also his co-stars. The jury was blown away by his strong presence, deep intuition, effortlessness, responsiveness and raw ability to shift from transparent vulnerability to intimidation, but most importantly, by his clear sense of what it means to be in the moment."
The Charmer's Ardalan Esmaili from Sweden
Elected as Sweden's Shooting Star is Ardalan Esmaili, who features in the all-dominant role as Esmail in Milad Alami's Danish-produced 'The Charmer'.
The Swedish-Iranian actor "instills his character with a tormented fragility and delivers a quietly twitchy, brilliant code-switching performance that retains the audience’s sympathy", as the jury comments on his performance in Alami's award-winning debut feature.
The Shooting Stars event takes place during the Berlinale from 8 to 11 Februay. See more at shooting-stars.eu.
The Berlin Film Festival runs 7-17 February 2019. See more at berlinale.de