Nordic Film Days loves ‘Yngve’

Festival honors hometown feature

STOCKHOLM — Hometown pic “The Man Who Loved Yngve,” directed by Stian Kristiansen, won the NDR film prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lubeck.

Fest ended Saturday.

Norway’s “The Kautokeino Rebellion,” directed by Nils Gaup, drew the aud nod.

The Baltic film kudo for Nordic feature went to Danish helmer Pernille Fischer Christensen’s “Dancers.” The Interfilm Church honor went to Swede Jens Jonsson’s “The King of Ping Pong” with a special mention to “The Man Who Loved Yngve.”

Sweden’s “Herdswoman,” directed by Kine Boman, drew the documentary nod.

Danish film “Fighter,” helmed by Natasha Arthy, won the children and youth prize, with special mentions given to Swedish helmer Daniel Wallentin’s “One Red Eye” and Danish helmer Niels Christian “Bubber” Meyer’s “Frode and All the Other Rascals.” The prize from the children’s jury went to Norwegian helmer Arne Lindtner Naess’ “SOS Summer of Suspense” with a special mention to Icelandic helmer Ari Kristinsson’s “No Network.”

The Filmforderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein presented its North German Film Prize to Leander Haussmann’s “Robert Zimmermann wundert sich uber die liebe,” the script award went to Ozgur Yildirim for “Chiko,” the award for docu to Beatrix Schwehm’s “Luise — eine Deutsche Muslima” and the nod for special merits to actor and filmmaker Hark Bohm.

Event started Oct. 29.

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