The 14th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival, which wrapped on Sunday night, showered most its awards on German newcomer Michael Schorr for Schultze Gets The Blues.
The picture won best film, best actor, best script and writer-director Schorr was also named best debutant.
The film, which previously screened in Venice, tells about a man forced into early retirement, who finds new meaning in his life through playing his accordion Creole style.
Tom MacCarthy's The Station Agent won the audience award, while Sang Soo Im's South Korean drama A Good Lawyer's Wife won best actress (So-ri Moon) and best cinematography (Woo-hyeong Kim).
The FIPRESCI jury singled out French filmmaker Siegrid Alnoy's Elle Est Des Notre, and gave a special mention to Sami Saif's documentary Dogs & Deer - Dogville Confessions from the Northern Lights section.
The other scene-stealer at this year's film event in the Swedish capital was American maverick David Lynch, who visited the city for the first time and received a lifetime achievement award for his long carrier. "I'm really too young for this," he commented, after receiving a rock star like reception. He was handed the Bronze Horse from acclaimed actress Pernilla August.
This year's festival screened 156 features in eleven days, had guests from across the world including filmmakers Tom MacCarthy, Michael Schorr, Roystan Tan, Siegrid Alnoy, Nir Bergman and Adam Bhala Lough.
The most popular film was Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill followed by The Shape of Things, The Grudge, Bright Future and Thirteen.