About 150 filmmakers from Scandinavia, the Baltic Region and Northern Germany are presenting their latest productions in person at the 53rd Nordic Film Days Lübeck from 2nd to 6th November. The opening film “Happy, Happy” is presented by an entire film team: The director Anne Sewitzky is accompanied by author Ragnhild Tronvoll, producer Synnøve Hørsdal and all four of the film’s starring actors, Agnes Kittelsen, Maibritt Saerens, Joachim Rafaelsen and Henrik Rafaelsen. The Norwegian film star Rolf Kristian Larsen, who last starred in “The Man Who Loved Yngve”, winner the NDR Award for Best Feature Film, is also expected on location in Lübeck. Guests from Sweden include the actress Eva Röse, known in Germany for her role in the ARD series “Maria Wern”, who now stars in “Submission” by Stefan Jarl. The Swedish film “With Every Heartbeat” is presented by the actress Ruth Vega Fernandez. The director Kjell-Åke Andersson and producer Peter Kropénin from Sweden are to present their competing film “Somewhere Else”. Producer Christer Nilson presents “Simon”. Director Ville Jankeri from Finland presents his “Sixpack Movie” in the company of actor Jussi Nikkilä. Director Ulrike Bengts is showing her film “Iris”. A large group of Icelandic filmmakers is coming to represent its crisis-shaken but creative country: Director Rúnar Rúnarsson presents his drama “Volcano”, Árni Ólafur Asgeirsson presents his film “Brím – Undercurrent”, director Hafsteinn Sigurdsson and the producers Árni Filippusson and Óskar Ólafsson are bringing their laconic comedy “Either Way” to Lübeck.
The Films for Young Viewers section features appearances by the starring actors Sverrir Thór Sverrisson (“The Secret Spell”), the twins Erica Midfjäll and Hanna Midfjäll (“I Miss You”) and Helene Bergsholm (“Turn Me On, Goddammit!”). The Filmforum section welcomes the actors Cosma Shiva Hagen and Ken Duken (“Twisted”), Ronald Zehrfeld (“The Hour of the Wolf”) and Peter-Heinrich Brix (“Casting His Net”) and the directors Lars Jessen (“Casting His Net”), Matthias Glasner (“The Hour of the Wolf”) and Angelina Maccarone (“Charlotte Rampling – The Look”). The Chinese director Xiaolu Guo arrives from London to present “Ufo in Her Eyes”, and the Retrospective welcomes a long-standing friend of Nordic Film Days Lübeck: Stefan Jarl shows three films on the topic of Sami cinema, as does the director Liselotte Wajstedt (“Sami Daughter Yojk”).
A special guest is expected for the screening of “The Man with the Bassoon”: Composer and singer Udo Jürgens will present the screen adaptation of a bestselling novel in company with director Miguel Alexandre and screenwriter Harald Göckeritz.
A list of 53rd Nordic Film Days Lübeck's guests with their screening dates you can download here: nfl_guests_screeningdates_2011.pdf