Laszlo Nemes wins best director for Son of Saul; Mediterranea wins best first film.

The Stockholm International Film Festival awarded its Bronze Horse award for best film to Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs.

The jury – comprised of producer Mimmi Spång, director Peter Grönlund, director Christian Zübert, director Di Phan Dang, and director Arab Nasser – said the film was an “aesthetic masterpiece, a film that innovatively uses all cinematic components to move freely between present, past, dream and imagination. With this tightly woven family drama, the director gradually patches together our broken inner places and makes us visible to ourselves – and to each other.”

The other prize winners were:

Best first film: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano
Best director: László Nemes, Son of Saul
Best script: Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour, Mustang
Best cinematography: Manuel Dacosse, Evolution
Best actress: Julija Steponaityte, The Summer of Sangaile
Best actor: Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea
Best documentary: Behemoth by Liang Zhao
Stockholm Impact Award: Leena Yadav, Parched
Best short film: A Few Seconds by Nora El Hourch
Stockholm Rising Star: Aliette Opheim
Telia Film Award: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano
FIPRESCI best film: Macadam Stories by Samuel Benchetrit
Stockholm Achievement Award: Ellen Burstyn
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Frears
Stockholm Visionary Award: Yorgos Lanthimos
1 km Film-scholarship: I turn to you by Victor Lindgren
iFestival Award: Tisure by Adrian Geyer