2.7
12 Ratings

Northern Skirts

Nordrand

Directed by Barbara Albert
Austria, 1999
Drama

Synopsis

Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria itself.

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Northern Skirts
Directed by Barbara Albert

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1999 | Golden Lion

1999 | Winner: Marcello Mastroianni Award

European Film Awards

2000 | Nominee: European Discovery of the Year

Stockholm International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Directorial Debut

1999 | Bronze Horse

Brussels International Film Festival

2000 | Nominee: Best European Feature (Crystal Star)

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What are people saying?

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Northern Skirts

    **1/2. This film earned awards at Stockholm and Venice in 1999. It's typically a festival movie about Austria's identity. Not bad if you want to think a little bit about immigration in Europe and disappointing if you want to see a film aiming at excellence. Almost already forgotten.

  • [zwang]'s rating of the film Northern Skirts

    The complex, fragmentary debut film, ''Northern Skirts'' evokes the social and emotional tremors that rumble through a southern Austrian town near the Slovenian border. The movie, which examines the relationships among some young people (some of them refugees), suggests how a war can sneak across the border, even when no shots are fired, and erode an orderly society's everyday sense of its own continuity.