Guests at the 52nd Nordic Film Days

Numerous guests are attending the 52nd Nordic Film Days Lübeck from 3rd to 7th November. Four special guests are performing a prelude to the opening film "Sound of Noise": Lead actors and percussionists Johannes Björk, Magnus Börjeson, Anders Vestergård and Fredrik Myhr (who previously starred in "Music for one Apartment and Six Drummers"). This German premiere will also be attended by the film's two directors Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson.

The main actors in "Sound of Noise"

The programme of competing Feature Films sees Finnish director Jörn Donner introducing the wartime drama "The Interrogation", whose lead actress Minna Haapkylä is also attending. The Norwegian contribution "Home for Christmas" is presented by director and producer Bent Hamer. The Danish director Louise N.D. Friedberg is coming with producer Signe Leick Jensen to show "The Experiment". The Swedish coming-of-age story "Behind Blue Skies" will be introduced by director Hannes Holm. "The Woman Who Dreamed About A Man" (Denmark) will be introduced by the film's producer Ib Tardini. Finnish director Dome Karukoski will be accompanied by his three lead actors Jussi Vatanen, Jasper Pääkkönen and Timo Lavikainen to send the audience on a "Lapland-Odyssey". Director Hans Petter Moland (Norway), scriptwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson and the internationally famous actor Stellan Skarsgård are presenting the film "A Somewhat Gentle Man".

Jussi Vatanen, Jasper Pääkkönen and Timo Lavikainen in "Lappland Odyssey"

The section Films for Young Viewers welcomes the following filmmakers from the North: Director Lars Berg will show the Norwegian "East End Angels". Director Mari Rantasila is coming from Finland with her film "Ricky Rapper and the Bicycle Thief". Lead actor Sebastian Hiort is coming from Sweden to represent "Sebbe". Director Bragi Thór from Iceland is to present "The Big Rescue". Producer Sari Väänänen from Finland, author Laura Suhonen and director and author Marja Pyykkö will introduce the film "Run Sister Run!". "Super Brother" will be introduced by scriptwriter and producer Åke Sandgren, who has previously supported the festival's NDR jury and has won an NDR award (as director) himself.

Sebastian Hiort in "Sebbe"

The Retrospective keenly awaits the actress, journalist and entrepreneur Christina Lindberg, who stars in "Anita" and "Exposed", the foundation stones of her cult stardom. The American film historian and publicist Jack Stevenson will host a workshop on Danish erotic cinema and introduce his new study "Scandinavian Blue: The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s". The Stockholm-based producer and film historian Rickard Gramfors of 'Klubb Super 8' will give a lecture entitled "Swedish Sins" on the topic of Swedish erotic cinema.

The Documentary Films section sees Mikkel Stolt from Denmark presenting his film "My Avatar and Me". Faroe director Katrin Ottarsdóttir is showing her film "Traces Grow Out of Words". Director Klas Fransberg from Finland will introduce his documentary "Casper and the Forbidden Movie". Ilona Bruvere from Latvia is to attend the screening of her project "Version Vera". Also from Latvia: the two directors Davis Simanis and Gints Grube who will present their film "Sound Under the Sun". The Estonian director Marianne Kõrver will introduce the music documentary "Erkki-Sven Tüür: Symphony on 7 Motifs". Director Elsa Kvamme from Norway is accompanying her documentary film "Kings of Oslo".

Katrin Ottarsdóttir ("Traces Grow Out Of Words")

In the Filmforum section, the Hendrix documentary "Jimi - The Fehmarn Show" is to be introduced by its directors Rasmus Gerlach, Wolfgang Neitzel and Paul Kulms. The drama "Love Your Enemy" will by presented by director Nikki Stein. "Something Better Than Death" will be accompanied by author Ruth Toma. "Bremen Blues" will be attended by actor Frederick Lau and actress Miriam Stein. Director Ayse Polat will introduce her feature film "Luk's Luck". The shipyard documentary "Wadan's World" will be presented by director Dieter Schumann. And filmmaker Peter Sempel will show his film collage "Animals of Art".

Nikki Stein, director of "My Good Enemy"