‘Dune’ star Rebecca Ferguson honored at Göteborg Festival 2022 – The Hollywood Reporter
Sand dunes stars Rebecca Ferguson and Call me by your name (2017) director Luca Guadagnino will be honored at the 2022 Göteborg International Film Festival with an Honorary Dragon Award to honor their career work.
Sweden-born Ferguson played Lady Jessica Atreides, the mother of Timothée Chalamet’s character Paul Atreides, in Sand dunes and is familiar to action fans because of her recurring role as Ilsa Faust in Mission Impossible Franchising.
Guadagnino received an Oscar nomination for best picture for Call me by your name, which, coincidentally, also stars Chalamet. Besides his famous work – Tilda Swinton plays the lead role I’m in love (2009) and A Bigger Splash (2015), horror remake Suspiria (2018) – Guadagnino has earned acclaim for his recent HBO Max series We are who we are, which follows two American teenagers to adulthood while living on an American military base in Italy. Guadagnino is currently in post-production on Bones and all, a horror romantic film featuring Chalamet alongside Mark Rylance, Michael Stuhlbarg and Chloë Sevigny.
The Göteborg Festival on Tuesday announced its program for 2022, which includes the nominees for the top prize, the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film. The eight titles competing this year are: Finnish Drama Drawer No. 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, rural horror by Valdimar Jóhannsson sheep, Danish period feature Like in heaven directed by Tea Lindeburg, Norwegian supernatural thriller by Eskil Vogt Innocent people, directed by Christoffer Sandler Too easy, about a Swedish girl with ADHD, drama about rapper Aino Suni Heartbeast, the Excess will save us by Morgane Dziurla-Petit and Lovisa Sirén’s Maya Nilo (Laura). All will compete for the Best Nordic Film award, with a prize of 400,000 SEK ($44,000).
Meanwhile, the highlights of this year’s Göteborg international competition include Philip Barantini’s one-scene kitchen drama. Boiling point starring Stephen Graham, Paz Fábrega .’s Costa Rican film dawnand the Austrian drama series by Sebastian Meise Great freedom, in which Franz Rogowski plays a man in post-World War II Germany who is repeatedly jailed for “crimes” of homosexuality.
In total, the Göteborg festival will screen 200 films from 75 countries from January 28 to February 6 in cinemas and stream a selection of 50 titles to audiences across Sweden.