Nordic films heat up in Gallic week

Kormakur's feature debut '101' wins Jury Grand Prix

COPENHAGEN — Nordic Film Week is unspooling in Cinema Quartier Latin in Paris and includes a selection of winners from the 14th Nordic Film Festival in Rouen, France, which wrapped Monday.

Feature debut of Icelander Baltasar Kormakur, “101 Reykjavik,” won the fest’s Jury Grand Prix.

The film, about a man who discovers the woman expecting his child is his mother’s lesbian lover, has won at Locarno, Toronto, Edinburgh and Thessalonika.

An Icelandic-Norwegian-Danish-French co-production, with Hilmir Snaer Gudnason and Victoria Abril in the leads, “101 Reykjavik,” is now closing in on 70,000 admissions in Norway.

Denmark’s Ghita Norby was named best actress for Kaspar Rostrup’s “A Place Nearby,” and Brit Ian Hart bagged an acting nod for his performance in Hans Petter Moland’s “Aberdeen.”

The audience jury voted for Belgian director Dominique Deruddere’s “Everybody Famous,” which Miramax picked up for the U.S. at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

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