Feature films, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and North Germany will be shown. The festival is also well known for its excellent selection of children and youth films. Furthermore, the festival offers its visitors seminars, discussions, roundtable talks, concerts and readings.
The Swedish film “Swoon” (orig: Eld og Lågor, 2019) directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein will be the German premiere and opening of the festival. Artistic director Linde Fröhlich is very delighted with the opening film, as it expresses the diversity and colorfulness of the whole festival.
The Nordic Film Days Lübeck is both an audience festival and an important meeting place for the film industry. Many directors who debuted at the festival have become quite famous - such as Bille August, Lasse Hallström, Aki Kaurismäki or Fridrik Thór Fridriksson.
See the programme here
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