HIFF – Love & Anarchy and its industry sidebar event Finnish Film Affair’s Nordic Flair -award is given yearly to an internationally recognised nordic filmmaker. This year, the award is given to Danish director and screenwriter Lone Scherfig. Sprung to international attention from the Dogma 95 -movement, Scherfig is now based at United Kingdom. Her most celebrated films include Italian for Beginners (2000), three time Oscar nominee An Education (L&A 2009) and Their Finest (L&A 2017).
Lone Scherfig will hold a Masterclass-lecture at the festival, where the Nordic Flair 2019 award will be presented to her. The Masterclass is free an open to the audience. After the lecture, at 6.30PM, Scherfigs first English film, Wilbur (2002), will be screened at Kino Regina. Director’s latest film, The Kindness of Strangers, is also a part of the festival’s programme.