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Starting Today: Nordisk Film Festival

Starting Today: Nordisk Film Festival

Published April 12, 2016

Hrefna Björg Gylfadóttir
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A cinematic feast for Scandinav-o-philes and movie enthusiasts can be found at the Nordic House during the Nordic Film Festival. The movies included in the festival are rarely shown in cinemas, and the opportunity to see them should not be missed. The movies are of a wide variety: horror, animation, action, documentaries and drama, including ‘Facebookistan’, about how social networking is dysfunctional when it comes to privacy and freedom of speech. A Q&A with with the director, Jakob Gottschau, and RÚV news reporter Baldvin Þór Bergsson will be held April 15 at 18:00. All films screen free of charge with English subtitles.

The festival is held at The Nordic House, Sturlugata 5. Admission is Free.

Movie programme:

The Fencer / Miekkalija (FIN)
A drama about a young man, Endel Nelis, teaching others about fencing.
Runs April 13 at 17:00 and April 16 at 16:00

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Facebookistan (DK)
“Like” it or not, Facebook wants you to share everything, but how much information are they willing to share with you?
Runs April 13 at 19:30 and April 15 at 17:00

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Flocking (SE)
A drama about a small Swedish community, idyllic on the surface until someone claims to have been raped …
Runs April 13 at 21:00 and April 19 at 21:00

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Et hjem I verden (DK)
A documentary that follows five asylum-seeking children. By the award-winning documentary filmmaker Andreas Koefoed.
Runs April 14 at 17:00 and April 19 at 18:00

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Bikes vs Cars (DK)
A documentary about activists and cities all over the world moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it?
Runs April 14 at 19:30 and April 18 at 18:00

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Louder than Bombs (NO/DK)
This drama brings a father and two sons together to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.
Runs April 15 at 20:00

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Kort & Gøy / Short movies for Children (NO)
Award-winning animation films without texts for children.
Runs April 16 at 12:00 and April 17 at 12:00

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Den Unge Zlatan / Becoming Zlatan (SE)
A documentary about the decisive years of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović.
Runs April 16 at 14:00 and April 17 at 14:00

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Idealisten (DK)
A thriller about a whistleblower trying to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the Cold War.
Runs April 16 at 18:00 and April 17 at 16:00

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