Award Winning Documentaries – Nordisk Panorama Focus

5/11/2021

In a special Nordisk Panorama Focus two award winning documentaries are screened at Stockfish!

The Painter and the Thief  – Best Nordic Documentary

by Benjamin Ree

Jury Motivation

The award goes to a film that challenged the jury and made room for conversations about cinema itself.

Depicting a complex relationship, this is a story about self-destructive fascination and the perversity in the romance, but also forgiveness. The structure told through impeccable editing, reveals the intricacies of the psychology of its two main characters. The filming process is here a part of the ambivalence of this relationship driven by the pleasure of being seen through someone else’s eyes. Raw and clear. This is pure cinema!

Colombia In My Arms – New Nordic Voice Award

by Jenni Kivistö & Jussi Rastas

Jury Motivation

This film brings us to many different places and emotions inside one country. It brings us among armed guerillas in the jungle, it brings us to hallways of political decision-making and lobbying, it brings us to coca-plantations of poor peasants, and it brings us to the mansion of the member of the old privileged elite. It shows us how inequality between rich and poor people keeps on growing.

And almost unnoticed, little by little, the film makes its statement clear and formulates theory of how the society works. Not only in this country in the focus of the film but in the world in general.