Provocative cinema, historical film epics, and an homage to Swedish master director Ingmar Bergman are the hallmarks of the Specials section of the 60th Nordic Film Days Lübeck,
Nordic Film Days Lübeck
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Nordic Film Days Lübeck
WHERE: Lubeck, Germany
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, first presented by the Lübeck Film Club in 1956 and taken over by the Hanseatic City of Lübeck in 1971, has one of the longest traditions of any film festival worldwide. It is the only festival in Germany, and the only one in Europe, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe.
This year’s Children’s and Youth program at the 2018 Nordic Film Days Lübeck comprises 36 films, including 16 feature narratives and 20 shorts.
The documentary program for this year’s 60th Nordische Filmtage Lübeck (Oct. 30 – Nov. 4, 2018) promises to deliver an exciting cross-section of films on ways of life in the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as vivid histories in Europe over the last 100 years.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck in Lübeck, northern Germany, will usher in its 60th year with the German premiere of the Estonian film “The Little Comrade” (Seltsimees laps) by Moonika Siimets
The Charmer (Charmøren), the feature debut of director Milad Alami from Denmark is the winner of the NDR Film Prize at the 59th Nordic Film Days Lübeck.
“Life in a Fishbowl” Wins NDR Film Prize, “HelloHello” Wins Audience Prize at 2014 Nordic Film Days Lübeck
“Life in a Fishbowl” (“Vonarstræti”) directed by Iceland’s Baldvin Z is the big winner at the 56th Nordic Film Days Lübeck. On behalf of the director, the film’s lead actor, Thorsteinn Bachmann, accepted the NDR Film Prize. Life in a Fishbowl, a multiple-narrative drama that follows three people — a struggling single mother, a former athlete trying to scale the corporate ladder, and a once-acclaimed author turned full-time drunk — whose lives intersect in surprising ways, premiered internationally at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and is Iceland’s entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Oscar selection.