Nordic Film Days announces Masters of Scandinavian cinema & short film programmes

The Nordic Film Days in Lübeck have announced more of their programme for the upcoming festival next month. The complete programme information and a personal scheduler are available online at www.filmtage.luebeck.de.Follow the Nordic Film Days on Facebook and Twitter/nordicfilmdays. Advance ticket sales begin on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle, Mühlenbrücke 11 in Lübeck and online.

Here is an overview of some of the sections you can check out at the Nordic Film Days:

Masters of Scandinavian Cinema

Here are the films screening as part of the Masters section:

The Girl King 2

The Girl King Tyttökuningas (Finland)

The Girl King is the story of Sweden’s Queen Kristina, an enigmatic young woman who defied convention, challenged tradition and changed the course of history. Torn between reason and passion; between her female body and being raised as a prince; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the terror of the emotions she could not understand.

Armi Alive! (Finland)

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Here is Harold Her er Harold (Norway)

After 40 years, Harold’s successful business selling furniture, is bankrupt when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door. In anger and despair, he decides to go to Sweden to kidnap the IKEA-founder himself, Ingvar Kamprad.

The Wave Bolgen (Norway)

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.


Louder Than Bombs (Norway)

An upcoming exhibition celebrating renowned photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father and withdrawn younger brother than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, the father Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the wife and mother they remember so differently.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Guldkysten (Denmark)

In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.

Short & Complex

Short and Complex also describes the 25 films in the “Nordic Shorts” section, divided into four thematic programmes titled Family Secrets, The Crux of Relationships, Pitfalls of Life and Seven Sámi Stories. Sámi Stories takes us on a journey of discovery to the heart of Lapland, showing us the region in Scandinavia’s far north through the eyes of young Sámi filmmakers, as they grapple with issues of tradition and daily life. These shorts overcome limits in many ways and depict stories that have long been wrapped in silence. The films were all shot within six weeks in Kautokeino as part of a project initiated by the International Sámi Film Institute, a partner of the NFL.

Night of the Dead Nazis

A special screening of the Swedish short “Kung Fury” will be part of the Night of the Dead Nazis, alongside the feature “Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead” on November 7th at 10:30 pm at the Koki cinema in Lübeck.




Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.