New York Film Critics Circle has awarded the “Best Foreign Film” to the Norwegian film which is now riding a wave of both critical and commercial success.
New York prize first step towards an Oscar nomination…?
The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) awarded the Norwegian film, “Verdens verste menneske” (Worst Person in the World) its prestigious “Best Foreign Film” recently. This was the first time that a Norwegian film has won this prestigious honor just months after its success at the Cannes Film Festival.
The NYFCC awards normally signal the start of the American movie award season which culminates in the Oscars early next year. According to producer Thomas Robsham, the winning of this award has raised the profile of the movie with Oscar nominations just weeks away.
Speaking with Rushprint, the producer said “We have never before had a greater chance of winning an Oscar. Never before has a Norwegian film been highlighted as a favorite in the US before it was chosen as a Norwegian candidate.”
The film, directed by Norwegian auteur, Joachim Trier, follows a young lady’s often bittersweet balancing act between a love life and her career. It has broken attendance records in Norway with over 200.000 seeing the movie in the month after it was released on October 15.
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