Company Orheim wins Dragon Award

06-02 2012

From 'The Orheim Company'

The Norwegian feature film Company Orheim (watch trailer here) directed by Arild Andresen won the coveted Dragon Award for best Nordic film at the Gothenberg International Film Festival closing awards ceremony on Saturday night. Along with the honor follows a prize of SEK 1,000,000.
The film is a moving film about a teenage boy growing up with a tyrannical, alcoholic father and an abused mother.

Nominees were: Avalon (SE), directed by Axel Petersén; Either way/Á annan veg (IS) directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson; Revolt/Sønner av Norge (NO) directed by Jens Lien; Flimmer (SE) directed by Patrik Eklund; Teddy Bear/10 timer til paradis (DK) directed by Mads Matthiesen (Denmark); Stars above/Tähtitaivas talon yllä (FI) directed by Saara Cantell and Pojktanten (SE) directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark.

Audience award for best feature film in the festival went to Andreas Dresen’s Stopped On Track and the FIPRESCI award went to Jens Lien’s Revolt/Sønner av Norge (NO).

The Company Orheim ends the very successful trilogy based on Norwegian author Tore Renberg's novels about Jarle Klepp. The two first films were The Man Who Loved Yngve and I Travel Alone.

In The Company Orheim, Jarle Klepp, aged 25, receives the message that his father has passed away, but in stead of grief, his reaction is a sense of relief. Looking back at his childhood, he finds the explanation.

Tore Renberg's novels about Jarle Klepp has been translated and released in France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Czech republic, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania and Hungary.