58th Nordic Film Days Luebeck

02.11.2016 to 06.11.2016

Turid Øverseen, porducer of "Rosemari", receives the INTERFILM Prize (© NFL)

The INTERFILM Jury at the Nordic Film Days 2016 has awarded its Prize, endowed with 2500.- €, to the Norwegian film "Rosemari" by director Sara Johnsen. Co-produced with Denmark and Germany, it was also the opening film of the festival. The winner of the NDR Film Prize is "Hjartasteinn" (Heartstone) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson from Iceland. His film debut won the prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Warsaw before.

17 films were screened in the feature film competition of the festival which is dedicated to the film production of Scandinavia, Iceland and the countries bordering on the Baltic Sea. Altogether the Film Days presented 185 productions in its different sections, among them a renowned series of films for children and youth.

Link: Festival website


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The INTERFILM Jury awards its Prize to an intelligent, witty and complex film about motherhood, longing and reconciliation. 16 year old Rosemari does not know who her mother is, goes on a search for her roots and finds unexpected things, which in the end give her life a new turn. This film tells a never before told story about the mother-daughter relationship. The story is about why birth and giving birth is important and does not happen in life only once.

More about the festival

A large number of the films screened in the competition of the 58th Nordic Film Days were shot in the countryside, or in small towns - a renaissance for the province, at least on the screen.