Last year Lars von Trier's "Antichrist" stood on the award stand, and today was Thomas Vinterberg's turn. His "Submarino" was awarded the Nordic Council Film Prize 2010, the prize being shared between director and scriptwriter Thomas Vinterberg, scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm and producer Morten Kaufmann.
The prize will be presented officially at Nordic Council's Fall Session in Reykjavik on November 3.
"'Submarino' is a tough but also deeply moving story of two brothers who are entwined by a fateful childhood," the jury states in its motivation. "The film is about brothers who have adult responsibility imposed upon them – and a child who carries a social inheritance but also the hope of a better future."
Interview with Vinterberg
"The film's environment is alien to me, but the story's grounding in parental guilt is very close to home," Thomas Vinterberg comments on the film's theme. "Submarino", an adaptation of a novel by Danish writer Jonas T. Bengtsson, was selected for Berlin Film Festival's main competition.
Read interview with Thomas Vinterberg in FILM#68 Essential Bonds