Ralph Fiennes to Receive Goteborg Film Festival Dragon Award

Goteborg International Film Festival proudly and happily presents the British actor and director, Ralph Fiennes, as the recipient of the Honorary 2014 Dragon Award.

Classic English literature runs like a strong thread through Ralph Fiennes' worklife. From the feature film debut as an actor in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (1992) to his directorial debut with Shakespeare's Coriolanus (2011) and his latest film The Invisible Woman, about the author Charles Dickens' secret love affair with a young actress.

Since his great international breakthrough with Schindler's List (1993), Fiennes has belonged to the chosen band of actors whose mien grants a mysterious aura to films in all genres. His acting is characterized by gravity, vigor and extraordinary presence.

These qualities come to extensive use in the role as Harry Potter's mortal enemy and the personification of evil: Lord Voldemort. But they also found a solid basis for virtuoso comedic performances, as in the leading part in Wes Anderson's new film The Great Budapest Hotel.

Ralph Fiennes will visit the festival January 24-26

About Goteborg International Film Festival:

As the leading film festival in the Nordic countries, Goteborg International Film Festival brings films from all over the world to Göteborg. The main goal is to be the springboard that sends new Nordic film out into the world.

The festival began in 1979 and has since drawn in thousands of moviegoers to Goteborg each year. In 2013 we sold over 133,00 tickets to nearly 34,000 visitors who we offered nearly 500 films from 84 countries.

But the festival is not just about film: We also offer around 40 seminars as well as music, art and many other activities surrounding the core of films. Last year the seminars broke their previous record with over 11,000 guests! The festival's industry section, with Nordic Film Market on the vanguard, also grew last year and is an important meeting place for industry visitors from all over the world.

Our programming group works year round to choose quality films from across the globe. As a visitor to the film festival in Göteborg, you'll get to see films that never reach the large cinemas.

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