Queen of Hearts

2019
  • Director: May el-Toukhy
  • Producer: Caroline Blanco and René Ezra
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Dronningen
Winner 2019

Queen of Hearts

Anne, a brilliant and dedicated lawyer specialising in children and young adults, lives what appears to be the picture-perfect life with her doctor-husband, Peter, and their twin daughters. When her estranged teenage stepson, Gustav, moves in with them, Anne’s escalating desire leads her down a dangerous rabbit warren which, once exposed, unleashes a sequence of events that threatens to destroy her world.
Queen of Hearts explores the making of a tragic family secret step-by-step, as the consequences of hubris, lust, and lies conspire to create an unimaginable dilemma.

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The Nominees NCFP 2019

Aurora

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Aurora / 2019 Finland

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A White, White Day

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Hvítur, hvítur dagur / 2019 Iceland

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Blind Spot

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Blindsone / 2019 Norway

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Reconstructing Utøya

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Rekonstruktion Utøya / 2019 Sweden

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Woman at War

2018
  • Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Producer: Benedikt Erlingsson, Marianne Slot, Carine Leblanc
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: Kona fer í stríð
Winner 2018

Woman at War

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double-life as a passionate environmental activist, secretly waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As she plans her biggest and boldest sabotage operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has been accepted and a little girl is waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Icelandic highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack on the aluminium industry.

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The Nominees NCFP 2018

Winter Brothers

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Vinterbrødre / 2018 Denmark

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Euthanizer

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Armomurhaaja / 2018 Finland

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Thelma

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Thelma / 2018 Norway

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Ravens

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Korparna / 2018 Sweden

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Little Wing

  • Director: Selma Vilhunen
  • Producer: Making Movies, Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
  • Country: Finland
  • Original title: Tyttö nimeltä Varpu
Winner 2017

Little Wing

Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who is rapidly approaching adulthood while her mother Siru (Paula Vesala) refuses to grow up. One night, Varpu has had enough of her horse-riding friends and her mother. She steals a car and drives north in search of the father she has never met. Finding him awakens something in both Varpu and Siru, and they begin to realise the roles they play in each other’s lives and in the world.

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The Nominees NCFP 2017

Parents

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Forældre / 2017 Denmark

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Heartstone

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Hjartasteinn / 2017 Iceland

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Hunting Flies

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Fluefangeren / 2017 Norway

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Sámi Blood

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Sameblod / 2017 Sweden

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Louder Than Bombs

2015
  • Director: Joachim Trier
  • Producer: Thomas Robsahm
  • Country: Norway
  • Original title: Louder Than Bombs
Winner 2016

Louder Than Bombs

An upcoming exhibition to celebrate photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son, Jonah, back to the family home, compelling him to spend more time with his father, Gene, and his withdrawn younger brother, Conrad, whom he hasn’t seen in years. With the three of them under one roof, Gene tries to connect with his sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings for the woman whom they all remember very differently.

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The Nominees NCFP 2016

Land of Mine

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Under sandet / 2016 Denmark

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

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Hymyilevä mies / 2016 Finland

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Sparrows

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Þrestir / 2016 Iceland

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The Here After

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Efterskalv / 2016 Sweden

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Virgin Mountain

2015
  • Director: Dagur Kári
  • Producer: Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: Fúsi
Winner 2015

Virgin Mountain

Fúsi is in his forties and he has yet to find courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks through everyday life, where routine is key. When a bubbly woman and an 8-year old girl unexpectedly enter his life, he is forced to take a leap.

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The Nominees NCFP 2015

Silent Heart

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Stille hjerte / 2015 Denmark

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They have Escaped

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He ovat paenneet / 2015 Finland

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Out of Nature

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Mot naturen / 2015 Norway

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Gentlemen

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Gentlemen / 2015 Sweden

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Of Horses and Men

2014
  • Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Producer: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
  • Country: Iceland
  • Original title: Hross ì oss
Winner 2014

Of Horses and Men

Of Horses and Men is a rural romance about the humanity in horses and the equine in humans. Love and death become intertwined, with major consequences. The fortunes of people in the countryside are seen through the eyes of horses.

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The Nominees NCFP 2014

Nymphomaniac

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Nymphomaniac / 2014 Denmark

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Concrete Night

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Betoniyö / 2014 Finland

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Blind

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Blind / 2014 Norway

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Force Majeure

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Turist / 2014 Sweden

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The Hunt

2013
  • Director: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Producer: Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Jagten
Winner 2013

The Hunt

Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of re-establishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things go awry. Just a passing remark - a random lie. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like a virus. The shock and mistrust get out of hand, and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life his and dignity.

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The Nominees NCFP 2013

Open up to me

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Kerron sinulle kaiken / 2013 Finland

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The Deep

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Djupid / 2013 Iceland

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I Belong

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Som du ser meg / 2013 Norway

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Eat Sleep Die

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Äta sova dö / 2013 Sweden

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Play

2011
  • Director: Ruben Östlund
  • Producer: Erik Hemmendorff
  • Country: Sweden
  • Original title: Play
Winner 2012

Play

Play is an astute observation based on real cases of bulling. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, mobbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the ‘little brother number’ or ‘brother trick’, involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence. 

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The Nominees NCFP 2012

A Royal Affair

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En kongelig affære / 2012 Denmark

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The Punk Syndrome

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Kovasikajuttu / 2012 Finland

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Either Way

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Á annan veg / 2012 Iceland

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The Orheim Company

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Kompani Orheim / 2012 Norway

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Beyond

2010
  • Director: Pernilla August
  • Producer: Helena Danielsson, Ralf Karlsson
  • Country: Sweden
  • Original title: Svinalängorna
Winner 2011

Beyond

One morning just before Christmas, Leena (34) receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood town where she grew up. She learns that her mother is dying. This news takes the young woman on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought hard to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood.  She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

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The Nominees NCFP 2011

Truth About Men

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Sandheden om mænd / 2011 Denmark

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The Good Son

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Hyvä poika / 2011 Finland

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Undercurrent

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Brim / 2011 Iceland

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Oslo, 31 August

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Oslo, 31. august / 2011 Norway

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Submarino

2010
  • Director: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Producer: Morten Kaufmann
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Submarino
Winner 2010

Submarino

Submarino is the story of two estranged brothers, marked by a childhood of gloom. They were separated from each other at a young age by a tragedy that split their entire family. Today, Nick's life is drenched in alcohol and plagued by violence, while his kid brother, a single father, struggles as a junkie to give his son a better life. Their paths cross, making a confrontation inevitable.

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The Nominees NCFP 2010

Steam of Life

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Miesten vuoro / 2010 Finland

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The Good Heart

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The Good Heart / 2010 Iceland

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Upperdog

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Upperdog / 2010 Norway

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Metropia

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Metropia / 2010 Sweden

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Antichrist

2009
  • Director: Lars von Trier
  • Producer: Meta Louise Foldager
  • Country: Denmark
  • Original title: Antichrist
Winner 2009

Antichrist

A couple undergoes extreme changes and the woman suffers from intense anxiety attacks. In order to help her and to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, they retreat to ‘Eden', their isolated cabin in the woods. But the stay turns out to be stranger and more horrifying than they ever expected as nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. Their relationship is put to test and they are forced to confront themselves and their fears. 

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The Nominees NCFP 2009

Sauna

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Sauna / 2009 Finland

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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

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The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela / 2009 Iceland

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North

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Nord / 2009 Norway

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Light Year

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Ljusår / 2009 Sweden

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