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Psychosis in Stockholm wins the Eurimages Award

The Swedish/Danish documentary Psychosis in Stockholm has won the Eurimages Award at CPH:FORUM over the weekend.

Directed by Maria Bäck, the semi-autobiographical film follows a defining moment in the director’s life when she was fourteen, left temporarily alone in Stockholm as her psychotic mother was locked in a psychiatric ward. The documentary will mix traditional documentary with fiction, using actors. The film is due to be released in February 2019.

CPH:FORUM allows for upcoming documentaries to be pitched and compete for funding. Psychosis in Stockholm won a €15,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for Best Pitch.

Maria Bäck is no stranger to CPH:DOX; two years ago she screened her debut feature I Remember When I Die.

There were many new Nordic & international documentaries pitched at the forum, including one by Erik Poppe (The King’s Choice) and the follow-up to The Magnitsky Act. You can read about all the upcoming documentaries on the CPH:FORUM website. 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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