Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall will add extra glamour to this weekend's award ceremony in Copenhagen, when the Danish association of film critics hands out its prestigious Bodil awards on March 3.
77 year-old Bacall, who is presently starring opposite Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany and fellow veterans Ben Gazzara and Philip Baker Hall in Lars von Trier's Dogville, will come to Copenhagen on Sunday night to present the Best Film award
The nominees for the prize are: A Song For Martin (Bille August), Truly Human (Ake Sandgren), One Hand Clapping (Gert Fredholm), Kira's Reason (Ole Christian Madsen) and the feature-length documentary Family (Sami Saif).
At the recent Danish Film Awards (Roberts), hosted by the Danish Film Academy, Kira's Reason picked up five of the major prizes, including best direction, best film and best script as well as best actress for Stine Stengade.
This makes it a favorite for the Bodils, even if the Academy and the critics don't always agree. Thus Hella Joof's romantic comedy (Shake It All About/En Kort En Lang), which scored the highest number of nominations for the Roberts, had to do with Bodil nominations in the best actor (Troels Lyby) and actress (Charlotte Munch) categories, where they are up against favourites Stine Stengade (Kira's Reason) and Jens Okking (One Hand Clapping).
The Bodil is named after the grand dames of Danish cinema Bodil Kjer and Bodil Ipsen, and was first awarded in 1948.