Natfilm award to Nicolas and Laura Bro
by Annika Pham
The children to Danish actors Helle Hertz and Christoffer Bro, Nicolas (23) and Laura (22) received 25,000 DKK each and the Natsvaerme Award given each year at Copenhagen’s Natfilm Festival to young Danish talent who have made a valuable contribution to Danish film.
Both Nicolas and Laura Bro went to theatre school in Denmark before making it in the movies. Nicolas Bro played in successful local films such as Reconstruction, The Green Butchers [+see also:
film profile] and the biggest local hit in 2004 Nikolaj Arcel’s King’s Game. He also appears in Anders Thomas Jensen’s comedy Adam’s Apples to be released on 14 April in Denmark.
Laura Bro played in the recent films Jesper W.Nielsen’s comedy Big Plans, Susanne Bier’s Brothers [+see also:
film profile], and Henrik Ruben Genz’s melodrama Chinaman released early April in Denmark.
This year’s Natfilm Festival (1-10 April) also awarded the Iraqi film Turtles Can Fly with the top Audience and Distribution prize, and the TV5-Critic’s Award was given to US documentary film The Devil and Daniel Johnston by Jeff Feuerzeig.
The biggest international film event in Denmark which programmed over 150 films from 46 countries, attracted over 37,000 visitors in Copenhagen this year (although final figures are not available yet). 74 films from the festival are now screening in the Danish cities of Odense, Århus and Ålborg, and the Swedish cities of Lund and Malmö are also screening some of the festival’s films until 17 April.
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