55th Nordic Film Days

30.09.2013 |

Lübeck (Germany) presents the 55th Nordische Filmtage from October 30 – November 3. This year’s films are rooted in polar and arctic environmental issues with current and past research in Spitsbergen, on the archipelago Svalbard (Norway).

The Nordic Film Days open with the film “Of Horses and Men,” the Icelandic Oscar contestant for 2013. The film is a partner-collaboration between Iceland and Germany, with directors Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (Iceland) and Christoph Thoke (Germany). Top directors, actors, and an incredible film score are what make this film a masterful work of art.

Although the complete program with the list of special guests will be announced on October 8th at the press conference, this year is promising for progressive arctic environmental action. These films cover a wide array of genres, however each fall under the common subject of polar research.

In addition to the films, there will be a music video, mid-length film, short film, and a lecture. Dr. Dirk Notz, of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, will speak on Tuesday October 29th about the melting of the polar ice caps and its effects in relation to climate change. Admission to the lecture is free of charge.

Make sure to stay tuned for new information about the festival, including the programme!

Please have a look at the official website (in German).

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