‘Holy Spider’ Leads Prize Checklist At Stockholm Movie Festival; Other Winners Consist of Frances O’Connor And Laura Poitras

The tall winner on the Stockholm World Movie Festival 2022 was Holy Spider, directed by Swedish-Danish-Iranian Ali Abbasi.

The movie won the Bronze Horse for Most effective Movie, while lead actor Mehdi Bajestani was named Most effective Male Actor for his role as serial killer Saeed Hanaei. The movie was in step with the factual story of the so-known as ‘Spider-Killer’ who centered intercourse workers and killed 16 ladies from 2000 to 2001 in Mashhad, Iran. The movie depicts a fictional female journalist investigating the crimes.

In presenting Abbasi along with his award, the jury acknowledged of Holy Spider:

“A groundbreaking movie that’s performed no longer only with colossal braveness nonetheless with mastery that leaves us breathless; our insides both speechless and desperate to cream. A punch within the intestine for systematic belief systems that oppress moderately than toughen. An investigate cross-test opener and a most emotional cinematic abilities that awakens inner revolutions in us. For its transferring performances, uncooked and uncompromising route, brilliant and poignant screenplay we would take care of to display one of many strongest movies we’ve viewed in a very lengthy time with the Bronze Horse for Most effective Movie.”

Frances O’Connor was awarded Most effective Director for her directorial debut Emily. Actress Annabelle Lengronne was named Most effective Actress for her role in Mother and Son.

Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson was awarded the prize for Most effective Screenplay for his movie Stunning Beings.

Right here’s your complete listing of winners:


Most effective Movie: Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi

Most effective Director: Emily by Frances O’Connor

Most effective Debut: Autobiography by Makbul Mubarak

Most effective Script: Stunning Beings by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Most effective Actress: Mother and Son for actress Annabelle Lengronne

Most effective Actor: Mehdi Bajestani in Holy Spider

Most effective Cinematography: Balthazar Lab for La Jauria

Honorary mention: Pilar Palomero for La Maternal


Most effective Documentary: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras


Most effective Short Movie: File by Sonia Okay. Hadad

FIPRESCI Most effective Movie: World War III by Houman Seyyedi

Zalando Rising Megastar Award 2022: Actress Sara Shirpey


Scholarship Recipient: SaraKlara Hellström

Honorary Mentions: André Vaara


Belief of Mira Hilfon Liungman

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