September 7th, 2011       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Great news courtesy Variety. Pernilla August’s directing debut “Beyond” has been selected as the Swedish entry for the Oscars. Set in the present day and the 1970s, the film stars Noomi Rapace in a drama about a woman confronting memories of her troubled childhood. August wrote the script with Lolita Ray, based on the novel by Susanna Alakoski. It premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival, where it won two awards, and has since picked up prizes at several other fests, including Sao Paolo, Lubeck and Hamburg. It was nominated for eight Golden Bugs, Sweden’s national film awards, and won three, including best director for August. August previously won two Golden Bugs as an actress, as well as the best actress prize at Cannes in 1992 for “The Best Intentions.” She is perhaps best known to English-speaking audiences as Anakin Skywalker’s mother in the “Star Wars” movies.

  • Charlie Young

    Hey to Nooms from an American fan. Bunch of us are miffed that the American GWDT didn’t star you. STay awesomwe!

  • Bobbo

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  • Monique

    Congratulations Pernilla. Though I must say I’m not Suprised, the film was incredible.
    Noomi Rapace is incredibly talented, and I think we should give her credit for her roles in other films, like Beyond, where she displayed her superb ability just as well as she did in the other films.
    She is not Lisbet, she is Noomi, and she’s let go of her character, so we should too. Let her be herself, she’s incredible that way. :)