‘Belfast’ Wins Stockholm Festival Audience Award – The Hollywood Reporter
Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, one of the leading contenders in this season’s Oscar race, excellently won the audience award at the Stockholm International Film Festival.
The film, an era tale amid political upheaval in Northern Ireland in the late 1960s, was picked up by festival-goers at the 2021 Stockholm Festival, which takes place on Sunday.
Belfast beat favorite Nordic World’s ugliest person. favorites in the Stockholm run including the biographical film Lady Di by Pablo Larrain Spencer, Jane Campion’s Western The power of the dog, Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel mothers and Maria Schrader’s German Oscar nominee He is my man.
Belfast, starring Jude Hill, Ciarán Hinds, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, and Caitriona Balfe, premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, where the film also won a people’s choice award, widely regarded as Oscar harbinger. Belfast was also a favorite for the British Independent Film Awards, with 11 nominations.
Festivalgoers in Stockholm voted for the award in person in theaters or online, choosing Belfast of the 100 titles screened at the 2021 event, which opens on November 10.