A Norwegian children’s film wins film award in Germany

Hanne LarsenHanne Larsen.Photo : Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

Hanne Larsen’s film ‘Gilberts Grusomme Hevn’ (Gilbert’s Cruel Revenge) received the Children’s Jury Award at ‘Nordic Film Days’ in Lübeck on Saturday.

The Children’s Jury, consisting of four girls and boys, aged eleven and twelve years, believed that the film was ‘exciting, fun and imaginative’, and ‘very entertaining.’

‘We also liked all the characters, and the locations where the action took place’, said the jury.

The film is about eleven year old Gilbert, who is allergic to eggs. When he and his family move, he does everything he can to hide the allergy, especially from the girl next door, Line, who is captain of the hockey team.

It has been seen by almost 60,000 Norwegians and is still showing at cinemas in Norway.

‘Flukten’ (Escape) by George Kurian received the documentary award, given by Lübecks union. The ‘Escape’ is about a group of Syrian refugees fleeing from war and persecution.

Sara Johnsen’s ‘Rosemari’ was the year’s opening film, and was honoured with the ‘Interfilm Church Prize’ at the awards ceremony on Saturday night, which the church backs.

The film is co-produced by the German company Match Factory, and will soon have a German premiere.

Nordic Film Days in Lübeck was first held in 1956. It is the only film festival in Europe that only views films made in Northern Europe.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today