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A Thousand Times Goodnight wins Special Grand Prix of the Jury at Montreal World Film Festival
Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board funded feature A Thousand Times Good Night won the Special Grand Prix of the Jury at the 37th Montreal World Film Festival, which ended on the 2nd of September. The Ecumenical Jury gave it a Special Mention.
Directed by Erik Poppe and starring French actress Juliette Binoche, A Thousand Times Good Night follows a famous woman war photographer, Rebekka, who is seriously wounded when following a suicide bomber in Kabul; when she returns home she is met by an ultimatum - job or family.
The world premiere on Saturday the 31st of August was received by standing applause from the 1,500 audience, and the following screenings were sold out. "The Montreal grand prix is a prestigious prize in the world of cinema - it certainly highlights Norwegian film, this particular feature and Poppe," said head of international relations; feature films Stine Oppegaard, of the Norwegian Film Institute.
Produced by Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B Kvae for Paradox and scripted by Harald Rosenløw Eeg, A Thousand Times Goodnight stars Irish actors Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lauryn Canny, Larry Mullen J (U2), Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Norwegian actor Mads Ousdal.
Co-produced by Ireland's Newgrange Pictures and Zentropa International Sweden, the film which was mainly shot in Dublin and Morocco, will be domestically released on 18 October by Euforia.