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'Miss Remarkable & Her Career' Scoops Nordic Short Film Award
The short animation Miss Remarkable & Her Career (Fröken Märkvärdig & Karriären) picked up the Nordic Short Film Award at the 21st Nordisk Panorama - 5 Cities Film Festival which took place in Bergen, Norway from the 24th-29th September.
Written and directed by Joanna Rubin Dranger and produced by Jeremy Purcell, the darkly comic film tells us about Miss Remarkable's struggle with her own demons, crushing parental expectations and a career meltdown. She fails to become 'strong, the best and happy' but finally realises what she really wants for herself - she wants life!
Miss Remarkable & Her Career had its world premiere at the prestigious 50th Annecy International Film Festival in France in June this year where it won the Fipresci Award. The film is a co-production between Galway-based company A Man & Ink in Ireland, Lisbet Gabrielsson Film AB in Sweden and Bullitt Film in Denmark and was co-financed by the IFB, Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fund.
The Jury at the Nordisk Panorama described the film as "An intelligent and humorous exploration into the complexities of a fragile state of mind. Miss remarkable unravels layer upon layer of real life situations, using animation to depict an inner state to which the audience can relate."
Nordisk Panorama - 5 Cities Film Festival is a vital stop on the international film festival circuit, taking the pulse on the current Nordic short film & documentary scene, the festival creates a vibrant meeting-point for filmmakers, distributors, financiers and audience alike. Since 1989 the festival has rotated annually between the five Nordic countries Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Finland.