Lübeck, 30.10.13 – Besides today’s opening film of the 55. Nordic Film Days Lübeck, “Of Horses and Men”, the festival is showing 163 films of the most varying genres from Scandinavia, the Baltic States and Schleswig-Holstein/Hamburg until 3. November. Throughout the following festival days, several projects and events are supporting the extensive film programme.
With the start of the Film Days, the Festival-BOX comes into action at its location at CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle in Lübeck. Created in a joint initiative by the festival and conegge Film!, the interactive film box can be used by all festival participants and visitors until 03.11.13. Photos can be made and printed, and everyone can record and comment video messages. All photos can be viewed on the festival homepage at /de/festivalbox/.
From the start of the festival until 2. November, the film installation “Memories of an Apartment” is on display at Galerie Defacto Art e.V. (Balauerfohr 31-33) from 5 to 9pm. It consists of 5 short films of 5 to 8 minutes length, running parallel in 5 rooms of an “apartment”. The production was conceived by the Faroese filmmaker Katrin Ottarsdóttir and her daughter, the actress Hildigunn Eyðfinsdóttir.
On 31. October at 8pm, the “1. Lübeck Complaints Choir” is performing at the Academy of Music. The participatory project was initiated by Nordic Film Days Lübeck in cooperation with MSH. Advance tickets are available at Konzertkasse, at Klassik-Kontor and at the Nordic Film Days at the CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle box office. Remaining tickets are sold at the Lübeck Academy of Music box office one hour prior to the concert.
Apposite to the documentary films “Midsummer Night’s Tango” and “Finnish Blood, Swedish Heart”, Mirella Hautala & Månskensorkestern are performing Finnish tango on 31. October at 9.30pm at the Kolosseum.
Admirers of classical music are advised to see the film “Ciao Cello” on 1. November at 4.30pm. There is an ensuing concert by the young cellist Wassily Gerassimez, who is one of the protagonists of the film and has won several awards.
The festival is inviting all film fans and the Lübeck audience to the official pre-award party at Hanseaten-Diele on Friday, 1. November at 10pm. The DJs Rocko Schamoni & Strzoda and DJ Haselbauer are bringing the right groove to Lübeck.
The Film Prize Night Gala of the 55. Nordic Film Days is hosted by the well known presenter Yared Dibaba. Throughout an entertaining show, he presents the award winners of the 2013 festival, with musical support by the singer and actress Irina Björklund and her band.
The complete programme of the festival and all events are published on the festival homepage: www.filmtage.luebeck.de
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