Three European film awards to "Land of mine"


Martin Zandvliet's and Nordisk Film's "Land of Mine" receives three awards from The European Film Academy.

The European Film Academy has announced the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards. "Land of mine" receives three awards. The film is Denmark's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards 2017. "Land of mine" receives awards for Cinematography, Costumes and Hair & Make-Up.

European Cinematographer 2016 – Prix Carlo di Palma - goes to Camilla Hjelm Knudsen for "Land of mine".

"Camilla Hjelm Knudsen’s cinematography creates a tension that supports the uniquely suggestive atmosphere of the film with great perfection. From the first moment, the visual language captures and impresses the spectator, demonstrating in great subtlety how much composition and lighting can contribute to the dramaturgy of a film and support story and characters in an unobtrusive way."

European Costume Designer 2016 goes to Stefanie Bieker for "Land of mine"."With extraordinary attention to detail, Stefanie Bieker achieves a high level of realism and at the same time an intense lyricism that the clothes breathe throughout the story. She takes extreme care to express the different characters, making each of them look like an individual, and, in doing so she surpasses the difficulty of working with the restrained palette of uniforms and the negation of individuality that they represent. The evident harmony with the other visual departments makes every frame of this movie come alive."

European Hair & Make-up Artist 2016 is Barbara Kreuzer, "Land of mine"."The make-up in the "Land of mine" stands out in a discreet and unobtrusive way, at the same time contributing to the dramaturgy of the film. Hair and faces perfectly match the costumes creating magnificent, full characters."

"Land of mine" is written and directed by Martin Zandvliet and produced by Mikael Rieks for Nordisk Film Production A/S.

Anne Østerud and Janus Billeskov Jansen receive the award European Editor 2016 for "The Commune", directed by Thomas Vinterberg and produced by Zentropa.

"The editing creates a light and humoristic atmosphere and then changes this into a feeling of losing control, when all that was planned by the heroine is turning against her. While doing all this, the editing also underlines what is so essential to this film in particular: The movement between the single person and the commune at every given moment of the film."