Lübeck, Nov. 9, 2015. With audiences continually increasing in recent years, the 57th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 4 – 8, 2015) broke its own record this year, with attendance figures reaching 30,500. Yesterday was the final day of the NFL, presented by the Hanseatic city-state of Lübeck, and the two festival directors Linde Fröhlich (artistic director) and Christian Modersbach (managing director) were very upbeat about this year's festival. “We had many high-quality films on the programme; films that audiences enjoyed and which opened up them up to new points of view. And Lübeck residents may also have gotten a new outlook on their city, including the refugee situation. We’re especially pleased about the young NDR Film Prize winner and the high production values of his film. We had a lot of fun bringing people together, the way the films and events of the Nordic Film Days do.” More
Lübeck, Nov. 7, 2015. A Norwegian film has won the main prize at the Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 4 – 8, 2015). Director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken seemed over the moon as he accepted the NDR Film Prize, endowed with 12,500 euros, from the jury for his film “Returning Home” (“Å vende tilbake").
The strong showing of Icelandic films in this year’s festival was reflected in the awards as well. “Virgin Mountain” (Fúsi) not only won the Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize (endowed with 5,000 euros) but also the Interfilm Church Prize, endowed with 2,500 euros donated by the Lübeck-Lauenburg Protestant-Lutheran church district. Director Dagur Kári was on hand to personally accept the prize. He was accompanied by lead actor Gunnar Jónsson, who received an honourable mention for his performance in the film. More
Lübeck, Nov. 4, 2015. In its 57th year, the Nordic Film Days Lübeck, which opens today and will show 180 films between now and Nov. 8, 2015, draws upon German experts and international guests to make up the festival's seven juries. The NDR Film Prize, with the highest endowment at 12,500 euros donated by media partner NDR, has been awarded to a "feature film of special artistic quality” since 1990. The five-person NDR jury is made up of judges from Germany, the US and Italy this year. More
An outdoor maritime drama that sees two seal hunters compete not only for the catch.
Silent Movie Concert,
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Crisis Cuisine invites locals and visitors to join with people from crisis regions for a meal. More