Alicia Vikander will be presented with the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the 41st Göteborg Film Festival (26th January – 5th February) where Euphoria, her latest work with director Lisa Langseth, will compete for Best Nordic Film.
It was in Lisa Langseth’s Pure that Alicia Vikander made her feature film debut, for which she was awarded the Guldbaggen for Best Actress. They have since collaborated on Hotel, and Euphoria marks the third instalment in their creative partnership.
Alicia Vikander said: “I’m very honoured to be chosen by the festival and to receive this award at the same time as Euphoria is finally being shown to Swedish audiences… Lisa tells the stories that no one else dares to address, but that touch on something genuine and intimate about issues we can all relate to.”
Festival Artistic Director, Jonas Holmberg, added: “Alicia Vikander has quickly become one of the major Swedish actors in film history… Euphoria is an excellent example of how she, with intelligence, sharpness and sensitivity to the human condition, is able to bring an existential depth to her scenes, making them immediately unforgettable.”
The Göteborg Film Festival will honour Alicia Vikander with a retrospective of her work, and Euphoria will receive its Nordic premiere on 27th January, ahead of its Swedish theatrical release on 2nd February 2018.