The NDR Film Prize of the 61st Lübeck Nordic Film Days (Nordische Filmtage Lübeck), went to an Icelandic film, “A White, White Day” (“Hvítur, hvítur dagur”), directed by Hlynur Pálmason.
NAME OF FILM: AURORA (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Miia Tervo
STARRING: Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Oona Airola, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Miitta Sorvali
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Amir one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Amir is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.
18 narrative features will compete at the 61st Lübeck Nordic Film Days including Roy Andersson’s About Endlessness, which won the directing prize at the Venice Film Festival.
Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Five films from the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, have been selected as candidates for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2019.
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 Winners – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s FARMING Wins Best British Film
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje took the top prize, the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the 73rd Edinburgh International Film Festival, for his directorial debut Farming.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the 2019 Awards and the top prizes – Audience Award for Best Film went to Tel Aviv on Fire and We Are the Radical Monarchs won for Best Documentary.