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Stockholm International Film Festival’s Audience Award 2018 goes to Capernaum by Nadine Labaki

After the 29th edition of Stockholm International Film Festival wrapped on Sunday, we now have the pleasure to announce that the Audience Award 2018 goes to Capernaum by Nadine Labaki. The film was also presented with the Aluminum Horse for Best Script and was one of the most watched films during this year’s festival. 

 

Capernaum by Nadine Labaki is the audience's favorite film, and was also awarded an Aluminum Horse for Best Script at Stockholm International Film Festival 2018.

Each year, the Stockholm International Film Festival invites festivalgoers to select the winner of one of the most important awards of the festival – the Audience Award. The audience nominates their favorite film by voting on the festival’s website.

This year’s Audience Award goes to Nadine Labaki for the film Capernaum. The film follows a precocious 12-year-old boy whose life is an everyday struggle in the slums of Beirut. Doing his best to survive and to protect those even more vulnerable than himself, he eventually launches a lawsuit against his own parents. Their crime, according to him, is that they gave him the life he has with little or no chance of leaving. Capernaum has been selected as Lebanon’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards 2019.

Runner up for the Audience Award is Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi followed by Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War.

The audience have been able to vote for their favorites from this year's 159 films on the festival website and app throughout the festival until November 18th.

Below are the twenty most popular films at Stockholm International Film Festival 2018, as chosen by the audience:
1. Capernaum by Nadine Labaki
2. Everybody Knows by Asghar Farhadi
3. Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski
4. Beautiful Boy by Felix van Groeningen
5. Butterflies by Tolga Karaçelik
6. Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda
7. The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos
8. Skate Kitchen by Crystal Moselle
9. Boy Erased by Joel Edgerton
10. Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino
11. Girls of the Sun by Eva Husson
12. Lords of Chaos by Jonas Åkerlund
13. One Cut of the Dead by Shinichirou Ueda
14. American Animals by Bart Layton
15. Minding The Gap by Bing Liu
16. Burning by Lee Chang-dong
17. Girl by Lukas Dhont
18. Jesus by Hiroshi Okuyama
19. The Man Who Feels No Pain by Vasan Bala
20. Birds of Passage by Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra

Press photos are available here: https://www.stockholmfilmfestival.se/en/press

For more information, please contact:
Angelika Vaskevitch
Head of Press, Stockholm International Film Festival
Tel: +46 70 278 98 14
press@stockholmfilmfestival.se

Emma Rönn
Press Secretary, Stockholm International Film Festival
Tel: +46 8 677 50 31 / +46 73 719 53 20
pressekreterare@stockholmfilmfestival.se

The 29th Stockholm International Film Festival : 7-18 November 2018 
Stockholm International Film Festival was founded in 1990 and has grown to become one of Europe's leading film festivals. During the festival we present over 150 films from 60 countries. We also arrange exclusive previews throughout the year, open-air screenings during the summer, mobile film screenings for kids and youths as well as Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in April. 
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