Church Film Prize of the INTERFILM Jury, Luebeck, 2013

What drives a confused youth to commit a brutal murder? What incites a young female pastor to come to meet the young man? Will forgiveness and hope become possible in such a situation? Danish director Sören Kragh-Jacobsen copes in his feature film THE HOUR OF THE LYNX with these questions thanks to an ingenious narrative structure. He manages to connect brutal violence to spirituality. Through pastoral talks in the cramped prison cell and flashbacks to the snowy Saamy landscape, the director shows the boy’s deep psychological scar. The question remains whether any future will be possible in "the hour of the lynx".