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Mads Mikkelsen to be honoured at Göteborg Film Festival 2019

By: FSWL team
Published:
2018-12-21
Mads Mikkelsen Göteborg Film Festival
Gothenburg Film Festival proudly presents the 2019 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award recipient: Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen will visit the festival to receive the Honorary Award, give a Master Class and attend the Swedish premiere of Joe Penna’s Arctic (2018).

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is 2019's recipient of Nordic Honorary Dragon Award


Mads Mikkelsen is undoubtedly one of the Nordic countries’ foremost actors, with a great career in his homeland Denmark as well as internationally. His breakthrough came already with his feature film debut in Nicolas Winding Refns’ Pusher. Afterwards, he played a major part in the wave of success that Danish film experienced in the beginning of the 21st century, with memorable contributions in Flickering Lights, Open Hearts and The Green Butchers. Since then, his career has continued along a brilliant and diverse path with amazing role performances in art house dramas as well as major feature films like Casino Royale (2006), Rogue One eller Doctor Strange. In 2012, Mikkelsen played the lead in Thomas Vinterberg’s film The Hunt, a role he receive numerous awards for, notably Cannes Film Festival’s award for Best Actor.

“It feels amazing. I grew up watching Swedish children’s shows and amazing Swedish films. Back then I had no dreams whatsoever of becoming an actor. So now, to receive a Nordic Honorary Dragon Award from the film festival in Göteborg feels surreal. Göteborg Film Festival was the first film festival I ever attended. We were there with Flickering Lights and it was a very pleasant experience”, says Mads Mikkelsen.


Apart from Arctic, Mads Mikkelsen also features in Julian Schnabel’s film At Eternity’s Gate, which will also be screened at Göteborg Film Festival.

At the festival, Mikkelsen will also be honoured with a retrospective containing a selection of his most acclaimed films.

Previous recipients of the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award:
2018: Alicia Vikander
2017: Lone Scherfig
2016: Susanne Bier
2015: Liv Ullmann
2014: Baltsar Kormákur

Editor's Note
Ralph Fiennes who portray's James Bond's boss, M, in both Skyfall (2012) and SPECTRE (2015) received the film festival's honorary prize, the Honorary Dragon Award, in January 2014 with FSWL's Anders Frejdh in attendance.

More about Göteborg Film Festival is available in English on the official site.

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