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Tuva Novotny wins New Talent Grand Pix at CPH:PIX

Swedish actress Tuva Novotny has won the New Talent Grand Pix at the CPH:PIX film festival this week.

Novotny won for her directorial debut Blind Spot, which is filmed in one take and follows the story of a mother trying to cope with her daughter, who suffers from mental illness. Throughout the film, she starts to realise that the illness is more serious than she first thought.

Blind Spot has been screening at various international film festivals to critical acclaim. Lead actress Pia Tjelta won the Silver Shell for her role as the mother at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.

The jury said of Blind Spot:

Novotny’s boldness of exploring cinema aesthetically, creating a remarkable narrative, approaching a taboo theme with conscience, and going deeper into its complexity through its family ties.” 

Meanwhile, the Special Mention award went to Rasmus Kloster Bro for his thriller Cutterhead

You can watch the Norwegian trailer for the film 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.