Swedish film RAVENS wins the top prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival

The Swedish film Ravens [+] has won the top prize at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece over the weekend.

The film, which is directed by Jens Assur, won the Theo Angelopoulos Golden Alexander for Best Film. Not only does the title sound awesome, but the film also received €8,000 in cash money.

Ravens is a Swedish drama that explores the eternal conflict between generations, and between tradition and modernity. The film also won Best Actor for Reine Brynolfsson.

Scandinavian films were all the rage at the awards ceremony, which took place over the weekend, with Denmark’s Winter Brothers [+] proving another big winner. The film won the Special Jury Award for Best Director – the Bronze Alexander – for Hlynur Pálmason [+], a Special Mention for Sound and the FIPRESCI Special Mention.

Watch the trailer for Ravens below:





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.