Ladies Night for the dazzling opening with “Framing Mom”

Lübeck, Nov. 3, 2016. The mood was upbeat at yesterday’s launch of the 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Nov. 2 – 6, 2016) as moderator Steen Lorenzen invited the ladies’ team from the Norwegian-Danish-German opening night film “Framing Mom” onstage. Director Sara Johnsen, the two leads, Ruby Dagnall and Laila Goody, and producer Turid Øversveen from Norway’s 4½ Fiksjon were delighted when host Lorenzen slipped into a film scene role and invited them to a garden party.

Also on hand were the German distributor Farbfilm, with managing directors Alexandre Dupont-Geisselmann and Reno Koppe, as well as the German co-production company The Match Factory, with producers Viola Fügen and Cécile Tollu-Polonowski.

The Nordic Film Days Lübeck, presented by the city of Lübeck, represents the largest festival in Europe outside Scandinavia showing films from the Nordic and Baltic countries, with a particular emphasis on current filmmaking in northern Germany. The opening night included an introduction to the festival juries, among them the panel for the NDR Film Prize, which includes actors Inger Nilsson and Helene Grass.

The red carpet at the opening night cinema CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle featured prominent guests such as Schleswig-Holstein’s minister of culture, justice and Europe, Anke Spoorendonk, Lübeck’s lord mayor Gabriele Schopenhauer, and the city’s senator for culture, education and schools, Kathrin Weiher. The NFL was also happy to welcome embassy counsellor Narve Solheim and representatives from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. Following the screening, the 520 invited guests attended the opening night reception at Lübeck cathedral, where illuminated watering cans created an echo of the set design from "Framing Mom".

The 58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck will screen a total of 185 films in the festival running until November 6th. In addition to filmmakers and directors, many of the actors in the films will be in town to present their work to the audiences of avid movie fans. Among them are directors Baltasar Kormákur, Helena Bergström, Friedemann Fromm, Florian Eichinger and Ralf Pleger, producer and best-selling writer Donna Leon, American opera star Joyce DiDonato, and actors Sherry Hagen, Oona Airola, Morten Holst and Jarkko Lahti.

Jury selections for the eight film prizes awarded in the festival will be announced on November 5th in the Theater Lübeck during the 58th Nordic Film Days awards gala.

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