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Stockholm Film Festival honors Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Macall Polay, Associated Press

Maggie Gyllenhaal has won the best actress award for her performance in "Sherrybaby" at the 17th annual Stockholm International Film Festival.

"Sherrybaby," directed by Laurie Collyer, was named best picture. Collyer won the Bronze Horse award for "a pure and heartbreaking work about survival and dignity," the festival jury said Sunday.

The film follows a young woman recently released from prison who tries to reconnect with her young daughter while confronting her old life and drug abuse.

"It takes you on a desperate quest for love, through a landscape of struggle, guilt and broken dreams which at times is hard to watch yet impossible to forget," the jury said.