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The 100 Year Old Man Wins Audience Prize at the Chicago Film Festival

The 50th Chicago International Film Festival has wrapped up in America, and the winners have been announced. Taking the prize for Audience Award for a Foreign-Language Feature is The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. 

From the CIFF website:

Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Foreign-Language Feature:
THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED (SWEDEN), Director: Felix Herngren
Hilarity ensues when an elderly man discovers a suitcase full of money and embarks on a fantastic adventure, involving a frozen corpse, a circus elephant, and a biker gang. Meanwhile, episodes from his past reveal his decades-long proclivity for changing the course of history. Based on the bestselling novel by Jonas Jonasson, this crowd-pleasing Swedish take on “Forrest Gump” combines sidesplitting comedy with genuine tenderness.

Check out the full list of winners here and read our review of the film here

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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.