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Gothenburg International Film Festival

Written by Sara on January 28 2018

Hello Alicia fans! This weekend (January 26 – January 28), the annual Gothenburg International Film Festival was held in Sweden. As we already knew, Alicia was set to be awarded the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the opening ceremony. When picking up her award, Alicia spoke about gender inequality within the film industry, and made it clear the lack of strong female roles across the industry is something which needs to be improved. She provided her own personal commentary on the issue, saying she’d only been in ‘three and a half’ films with strong women at the helm – despite having starred in 22 big screen ventures. You can watch Alicia’s great speech below, but she switched to Swedish for the biggest part of her speech. I’ll try to make a transcript of it with a translation soon.

‘It made me realise that strong women are alone, as women, on the big screen. The roles we play are against strong men. I’ve played four leading roles in a row, and didn’t have a single scene with another woman. It is not all about men versus women, it is also about us, women to women. We have been separated and made to compete.’ – Alicia Vikander

On the second day of the festival, she and the “Euphoria” cast and crew attended the Nordic premiere of the film at the Draken Film Center. She concluded her time at the festival by hosting an acting masterclass earlier today. Photos from all the events, including some really stunning portraits of Alicia and Lisa Langseth can now be found in our gallery. Enjoy!


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