Finnish Tale of a Lake mesmerises in China
Finnish nature documentary Tale of a Lake has won the award for best directing at the International Gold Panda Documentary Festival in Chengdu, China.
The Chinese jury was especially taken by Tale of a Lake’s mesmerising portrayal of the Finnish nature, with its thousands of lakes.
“In a vivid and pictorial way, the documentary reveals the eventful storylines, details and mysteries of the animal reality, adoring the life in all its beauty,” the jury declared.
For the film’s producer Marko Röhr, receiving the award was a privilege. According to Röhr, there is an increasing admiration of the Finnish nature in China.
“Our previous documentary, Tale of a Forest, which received recognition in another Chinese movie festival, is still remembered here,” he says. “For Chinese, Tale of a Lake is like a story of a northern fairy-tale paradise.”
More than 700 movies were present at the festival, representing 35 different countries. The members of the international jury were from China, Germany, Canada and France.