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Bier, Boe and Fares vie for Nordic prize

Ten Nordic pix selected to chase for kudo

STOCKHOLM — Susanne Bier’s local box office hit “After the Wedding,” Norwegian CGI-animation “Free Jimmy” and Josef Fares’ semi-biographical drama “Zozo” are among the 10 Nordic productions running for the Nordic Council Film Prize.

Two candidates from each of the Nordic countries, including one documentary, have been nominated for the largest film prize in the Nordic region. The $60,000 kudo be divided equally among the winning film’s helmer, scriptwriter and producer.

The nominees are “Offscreen” by Christoffer Boe and “After the Wedding” from Denmark; “Mother of Mine” by Klaus Haro and music documentary “Revolution” by Jouko Aaltonen from Finland; “Thicker Than Water” by Arni Olafur Asgeirsson and “A Little Trip to Heaven” by Baltasar Kormakur from Iceland; “Free Jimmy” by Christopher Nielsen and “The Bothersome Man” by Jens Lien from Norway; and “Mouth to Mouth” by Bjorn Runge and “Zozo” from Sweden.

The winner of the Nordic Council Film Prize will be announced on Oct. 11, while the prize ceremony will take place in Copenhagen on Nov. 1.