Nordic Cinema in Haugesund

August 28, 2016
Nordic Cinema in Haugesund


At the traditional Haugesund International Film Festival, now in its 44th edition, the (very first) FIPRESCI Prize was presented to "The Day Will Come" (Der kommer en dag) by Jesper W. Nielsen (2016, Denmark, 110 min). Motivation: "Set between a dark age and the Space Age, this film dramatizes a nightmarish chapter of history with an emotional force and veracity that transcend simple paradigms of good and evil. The jury praises the director for drawing consistently powerful and measured performances from his entire cast, especially the two children at the heart of the story." Jury members were: György Kárpáti, Hungary ("Magyar Nemzet"), Brian Derek Johnson, Canada ("MacLean's"), Nils Saeveras, Norway ("Dagsavisen"). Festival: www.filmfestivalen.no/