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You and me and Nordisk forever: Kaspar Munk receives new talent award

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- The Danish director was honoured at the opening of the CPH PIX Copenhagen International Film Festival with the age of the Danish major festival times DKK1,000

You and me and Nordisk forever: Kaspar Munk receives new talent award

Danish director Kaspar Munk, who most recently signed the youth picture, You and Me Forever [+see also:
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, received Wednesday (April 10) the Nordisk Film Prize - €14,450 – at the opening of the CPH PIX Copenhagen International Film Festival, which runs through April 24. (The prize – equivalent of DKK107,000 – is calculated from the age of the Danish major, 107 years, times DKK 1,000).

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The presentation of the accolade for new talent was made at Copenhagen’s Imperial Theatre by Danish director Michael Noer, whose gangster movie Northwest was the first local production to inaugurate the festival. Noer was himself awarded the honour three years ago with Danish director Tobias Lindholm, with whom he made the prison drama, R [+see also:
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“Regardless of what he will focus on in his upcoming film, we have no doubt that Munk’s work as a sensitive, sensual andintuitive filmmaker has only just begun," said producer Thomas Heinesen, of Nordisk Film Production, who is chairman of the prize committee. Nordisk instigated the award 17 years ago, and has since 2010 targeted it at new talent, which is also the aim of the festival’s New Talent Grand PIX competition.
 
Munk’s feature debut, Hold Me Tight [+see also:
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(2010) – also for young audiences – won, ao, for Best Feature Debut in Rome and Best Feature in Tallinn; You and Me Forever collected a Robert for Best Film for Children and Young Audiences from the Danish Film Academy and a Bodil for Best Supporting Actress (Frederikke Dahl Hansen) from the Danish Critics Association.
 
The Copenhagen festival, which last year reached 40,200 admissions, will unspool 160 features at 400 performances in eight Copenhagen cinemas and elsewhere, such as US director Garry Marshall’s Pretty Woman at an open-air cinema in Copenhagen’s red-light district and Dutch director Richard Raaphort’s horror flick, Frankenstein’s Army, in a military bunker.

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