• King’s Bay

    King’s Bay is a Norwegian theatrical response to the current Nordic Noir climate: politics, conspiracy, corruption; it has it all. King’s Bay is a fictional thriller based on some occurring coincidences that happened around the same time as the Cold War in the 1960’s. The accident in the coal mine in King’s Bay in Spitsbergen

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  • From the Balcony / Fra balkongen

    Ole Giæver is a man of contemplation. Wandering and solitary dreaming plays a big part in his films, and in From the Balcony the Norwegian film-maker and young father offers us a soliloquy on the course of life and his most intimate reflections. Ole Giæver presents himself as one minuscule dot in the expanse of

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  • HobbyHorse Revolution

    Hobbyhorsing is a new trend that is taking off in Finland and Sweden. Made up of a stick and plush horse’s head, the hobbyhorse has become the centre of a subculture where young women and girls play with the toys, design them, enter competitions, attend specialised training camps and discuss their culture in online communities.

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  • Last Men in Aleppo

    The Syrian War has brought out several documentaries on the subject, particularly from the Nordic region. This number of documentaries that display the monstrosities of the war can become overwhelming to audiences, but nonetheless, they are necessary to screen. A standout candidate has emerged in Feras Fayyad’s Last Men in Aleppo, a portrait of the

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  • DRIB

    A fake re-enactment about a fake advertising campaign inspired by fake viral videos. This is DRIB, an intriguing mockumentary by Kristoffer Borgli, a Norwegian film-maker, who is known for his mockumentary-style videos that take on Internet culture, celebrity and fame. He is the director behind the Todd Terje mockumentary Whateverest and 2014’s Internet Famous, a

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  • The Other Side of Hope / Toivon tuolla puolen

    The latest outing by Finnish master filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is a melancholy yet hopeful meditation on the plight of refugees in Helsinki – and by extension, the world. Kaurismäki’s effortless mix of deadpan black comedy, faux hipness and humanism have made him a perpetual favourite in international critics’ circles, and all these ingredients are on

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  • Small Town Killers / Dræberne fra Nibe

    It’s such a shame that Small Town Killers has been so unanimously hated among Danish critics. Described as ‘simply not funny’ and ‘something of a mess’, the film has had very little success since it premiered in Denmark back in January. For a film with a talented cast (Nicolas Bro, Søren Malling and Ulrich Thomsen), as

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  • The Ex-Wife / Exfrun

    Comprised of three narratives linked together by a common theme, The Ex-Wife is an artistically styled insight into relationships, spread out between three characters: there’s The Girlfriend, who is smitten with her boyfriend, The Wife, who is tired of her husband’s childish ways, and The Ex-Wife, who is framed as the result of the previous two’s

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