47th Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund

Norway, August 17 - August 23 2019

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Awarded films

“Nordic cinema seems to be in very good shape”, writes CJ Johnson, “featuring diverse stories across a whole spectrum of genres told, for the most part, with a great deal of craft, vitality and originality.”

“Before the Frost” (Før Frosten) won the FIPRESCI Prize. Motivation: “We found the selection of films this year to be of a very high standard. Our short list contained films which all presented deep ethical and particularly moral challenges. Our final winner was not only a powerful morality play, it was thrillingly told, with excellent craft, and also presented an exotic milieu with a modern urgency. It also features a towering performance for a mature actor.”