Danish director Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine continued its hot streak by winning one of the world’s most lucrative film festival prizes, Goteborg’s Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.
The prize comes with $118,000 (Sek 1m), financed by Volvo Car Group, Region Västra Götaland and the City Council of Gothenburg.
Zandvliet and producer Mikael Rieks, who had a day earlier won Rotterdam’s audience award, were on hand to collect the honour on Saturday night in Goteborg.
Zandvliet said the prize was “the one you really want to win” and said such an award enabled “creative freedom.”
Rieks commented that the attention for the film also helped audiences learn about the subject matter, based on the true story of German teenagers forced to clear landmines in Denmark after World War II