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Nordic Days Lübeck to kick off with 133 films

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- The 63rd edition of the festival features two main competitions, several sidebars and retrospectives, panel discussions and talks, as well as the industry section Lübeck Meetings

Nordic Days Lübeck to kick off with 133 films
Cop Secret by Hannes Þór Halldórsson

One of the world's oldest festivals and the only one in Europe completely dedicated to films from the North and Northeast of Europe, the 63rd edition of Nordic Days Lübeck takes place 3-7 November both on-site and online. 

In the Narrative Film Competition, 14 titles are vying for festival awards: Hannes Þór Halldórsson's Cop Secret [+see also:
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, which will open the event, Nathalie Álvarez Mesén's Clara Sola [+see also:
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, Eskil Vogt's The Innocents [+see also:
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, Tea Lindeburg's As in Heaven [+see also:
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, Valdimar Jóhannsson's Lamb [+see also:
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, Itonje Søimer Guttormsen's Gritt [+see also:
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, Juho Kousmanen's Compartment No. 6 [+see also:
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, Charlotte Sieling's Margrete - Queen of the North [+see also:
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, Ninja Thyberg's Pleasure [+see also:
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, Teemu Niki's The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic [+see also:
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, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed's The Gravedigger's Wife [+see also:
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, Bent Hamer's The Middle Man [+see also:
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, Zaida Bergroth's Tove [+see also:
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and Veiko Õunpuu's The Last Ones [+see also:
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Another 14 films will duke it out in the Documentary Competition, including William Johansson Kalén and Lars Edman's Arica [+see also:
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, Jonas Poher Rasmussen's Flee [+see also:
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, Eva Beling's Prejudice and Pride - Swedish Film Queer, Engeli Broberg's Gabi, Between Ages 8 and 13 [+see also:
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, Tuija Halttunen's How to Kill a Cloud [+see also:
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, Camilla Nielsson's President [+see also:
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, Joonas Berghäll's The Red Ring, Hogir Hirori's Sabaya [+see also:
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, Cille Hannibal and Christine Hanberg's He's My Brother [+see also:
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, Cecilie Debell and Maria Tórgarð's Skál [+see also:
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, Emil Trier's Trust Me [+see also:
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, Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri's The Most Beautiful Boy in the World [+see also:
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, Jide Tom Akinleminu's When a Farm Goes Aflame [+see also:
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and Renato Borrayo Serano's Life of Ivanna [+see also:
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In addition, the Nordic Shorts section will present 21 new short films, while the Filmforum will showcase 32 productions from Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. For audiences starting as young as four years, the Children’s and Youth Film section will have 21 movies on offer, both as part of the regular screenings and in additional showings for class trips, while the Series section will give a peek at seven new productions for the small screen.

As announced, this year’s Retrospective, entitled “Sing a Song!”, brings back to the big screen a range of Nordic and Baltic musicals and pop music. Danish actress Trine Dyrholm will enjoy an Homage programme, screening five of her most important films.

In addition to the film programme, the festival will host a range of sidebar events such as panel discussions, talks, and readings. Moreover, the industry section Lübeck Meetings will provide a forum for participants from the local and international film industries.

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