Alma Pöysti wins Dragon Award for Best Acting
Dragon Award Best Acting 2023 went to Alma Pöysti for her acting performance as Juulia in Tuffi’s Four Little Adults, directed by Selma Vilhunen. For the fifth consecutive year, Göteborg Film Festival presented the Dragon Award Best Acting. The award is gender neutral and all the actors in the films competing in the Nordic Competition are nominated.
The Jury’s motivation: “Actors are the sprits of cinema, bringing life, pain, humoUr and emotions to the screen, they invite us to an inner journey, to get to know ourselves better. Considering the huge range of professionalism and dedicated actors of this year’s Nordic selection, the jury is grateful to honour an actor without limitations. Who gives us an impressive performance with a large range of emotion, empathy, braveness and strength to portray a touching modern character with no borders. And who moves effortlessly between the dramatic and the humorous, in a performance which is mesmerising, witty and intelligent.”
“Four Little Adults” is a touching and humane portrait of grown-ups with growing pains. Juulia is a successful Member of the Parliament with a seemingly perfect marriage with her priest husband Matias. But when Juulia finds out Matias has had a year-long affair with Enni, she collapses. To save her marriage, Juulia invites Enni to be a part of their lives, and they start a polyamorous relationship. When Juulia explores the new rules, she falls in love with young Miska, who seems to be the most mature of the quartet. There is a lot of love in the relationships among the four, but no matter how hard they try, challenges seem to remain.
GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL
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