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Vikander: “We are sisters. Not competitors”

During the Göteborg Film Festival 2018 opening night Alicia Vikander came home to Gothenburg to receive our Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. In her acceptance speech she was noticeably touched and talked about the importance of the #metoo movement.

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During the Göteborg Film Festival 2018 opening night Alicia Vikander came home to Gothenburg to receive our Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. In her acceptance speech she was noticeably touched and talked about the importance of the #metoo movement.

”We’ve been made to compete. Forced to believe that we need to bushwhack our way forward …guard our positions. But something has happened. It’s like we suddenly realized that there is NOT room for only ONE girl. We are sisters. Not competitors”, said Vikander.

She continued:

“With sisterhood comes play. Through play comes creativity. The last few months I have made more friends in my own business than I had managed to rattle together from all the films that I’ve worked on before!”

Alicia Vikander also talked about how Göteborg Film Festival introduced her to the world of film.

”Göteborg Film Festival – you both educated and introduced me to the world of film, and this art form that today is my passion. And it really feels like coming home, standing here today. Through you, I early discovered some of my favorite directors like Wes Anderson, Sophia Coppola, Michael Haneke and Andrea Arnold”.

You can read the speech in it’s entirety here.

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