Two Elderly Alcoholics Take the Top Prize at Eurodok

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The 12th Eurodok (European Documentary Film Festival) was held in Oslo recently, and the Dutch film Ne Me Quitte Pas took out the Grand Jury Prize. The festival winner portrays two elderly alcoholics, Bob and Marcel, who have lost their faith in life and in themselves; they spend most of the time in Bob’s kitchen discussing love, life and death, drowning their sorrows in alcohol – a lot of it.

There are moments in the film that the jury will carry with them for a long time,” explained the jury, comprising festival director Tommy Lørdahl, of the Oslo International Film Festival; editor Lars Ole Kristiansen, of Montages web magazine; and director Kari Moe(Bravehearts).

Read more over at cineuropa (English).

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.