Nordic Baltic Film Festival
To celebrate their fifth annual celebration of films from the far north, Nordic Film Festival have decided to expand the remit of their programme to include Baltic as well as Nordic cinema. So, welcome to Nordic-Baltic Film Festival 2016! This year’s festival has a strong comedy flavour, alongside some of the best new dramas and documentaries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. And there’ll be plenty of fantastic events running throughout the festival, so come and join us on a cinematic ride to the far north!
Wednesday 18 January, 2017
Chaotic family circumstances lead to 17-year-old Raya and her unruly little brother being shipped off to their grandmother in the countryside. At school, an English-language competition presents the chance of broadening horizons, but life, love and mortality intervene to see Raya growing up even more quickly than she’d bargained for. This unsentimental coming-of-age tale showcases the compelling acting talent of newcomer Elina Vaska.
25 January, 2017
Self-help guru Gunnar and his wife Lisa are unhappily married with an adult son, Davio, who is their only sunshine. When Davio returns from a trip through Europe, he introduces his new girlfriend Sunna to his frayed parents. Unexpectedly, Gunnar begins acting strangely around the couple and tries everything to sabotage his son’s relationship. Gunnar comes to a startling realisation and is presented with an impossible dilemma: to keep his earth shattering secret or tell all.
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