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Boyhood wins at Norwegian festival

Boyhood wins at Norwegian festival

Other winners include Chef, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Stations of the Cross with a special mention for ’71.

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama, Boyhood, picked up the Norwegian Film Critics Award at the closing of the 42nd Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

In an understated comment, the jury described the Us film as a” somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story” that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes “a very special film treasure”.

An honorary mention went to British film ‘71, directed by Yann Demange, with the jury branding the soldier-behind-enemy-lines feature as “an extraordinarily well-made film that is both a brutal thriller and a nuanced, thoughtful work.”

The Ray of Sunshine (“Gledessprederen”) prize went to Chef, from Us director Jon Favreau, which the jury described as “an utterly human and heart-warming film”.

The Audience Award went to culinary comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Helen Mirren, which the jury

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