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Day for Night presents Nordic Film Festival 2014 Full programme announced! - London: 26 Nov – 7 Dec, Touring: Dec 2014 - FILM FESTIVAL #nordicfilm14

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Nordic Film Festival 2014 Now in its third year the Nordic Film Festival - 2014 will also include a tour of cinemas outside the capital so new and existing fans of Nordic film can get to see some gems before they go on general UK release.

I can highly recommend Joachim Rønning's Kon-Tiki which I got to see a while and I can't wait to see Iram Haq's I am yours and the always tremendous Alicia Vikander in Hotel another collaboration with Lisa Langseth.

Day for Night presents Nordic Film Festival 2014
Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK for its 3rd edition showcasing a diverse mix of new and classic features, docs & shorts from the Nordic region including 3 UK premieres and 2 London premieres

Building on the overwhelming success of the first and second editions of Nordic Film Festival which launched in London in 2012, NFF returns to the capital this 26 November to 7 December before going on tour to venues across the UK in December 2014. NFF 2014 brings together a refreshing programme of features, docs & shorts from some of the most celebrated established and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region.

The 3rd Nordic Film Festival will take place across four principle London venues before going on tour to Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre and Broadway, Nottingham. NFF is thrilled to announce it will be continuing partnership with central London venue the ICA, and excited to welcome on board three new venues: Hackney Picturehouse, Arthouse Crouch End and canal-side events space The Proud Archivist in Haggerston.

Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2014Greenhorn Short Film Festival 2014
Short Sighted Cinema - DYSTOPIAN DISTURBIAShort Sighted Cinema will present DYSTOPIAN DISTURBIA
The theme of this year’s festival is “horizons”, exploring the diverse and ever-expanding landscape of Nordic culture through cinema - from explorations and journeys of (self-)discovery (KON-TIKI, HOTEL), to cross-cultural experiences (I AM YOURS) and collaborations (CPH:LAB shorts, NORDIC FACTORY).

Nordic Film Festival welcomes new sponsors Café Kaizen which will host the festival party on 5 December, and hotel partner, Hotel St Ermin. The festival is grateful to the Embassy of Iceland and the Royal Danish Embassy, London for their financial support.

This year’s festival introduces new strand: ‘Architecture, Design & the City’, within which internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson makes another NFF appearance in a documentary about the legacy of Lego and the building of a stunning Icelandic landmark, HARPA: FROM DREAM TO REALITY. This event will be followed by a reception kindly sponsored by the Embassy of Iceland, Denmark.

Highlights include a preview of Iram Haq’s powerful debut I AM YOURS (Norway 2013) ahead of release (30 January 2015) starring Amrita Acharia and Ola Rapace (seen recently in BBC4’s Crime of Passion series), Icelandic black comedy PARIS OF THE NORTH and Lisa Langseth’s follow up to the outstanding PURE, HOTEL, seeing her team up again with Alicia Vikander.

The festival is delighted to be welcoming lead actor of PARIS OF THE NORTH, Björn Thors, among other guests.


I Am Yours Film Poster Iram Haq
I Am Yours Film Poster Iram Haq

I am yours (Jeg er din) - OPENING FILM
A moving portrayal of a young woman’s struggle with love, motherhood and being caught between two cultures.

Video: I AM YOURS Trailer

Iram Haq | Norway 2013 | 96m | Norwegian/Swedish/Urdu + English subtitles | advised cert 15 |

26 Nov   Hackney Picturehouse (London)
1 Dec   Glasgow Film Theatre
2 Dec   Arthouse Crouch End (London)
10 Dec   Filmhouse (Edinburgh)
14 Dec   Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle)
16 Dec   Broadway (Nottingham)

Paris of the North Film Poster Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Paris of the North Film Poster Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Paris of the North (París norðursins) - LONDON PREMIERE
Set against Iceland's stunning West Fjords, this bleakly comic tale sees thirty-something Hugi’s life turned upside down when his estranged father arrives in town.

Video: Film Trailer: París norðursins / Paris of the North

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Iceland/Denmark/France 2014 | 98m| Icelandic + English subtitles | advised cert 15

30 Nov   ICA (London) + intro by lead actor Björn Thors
1 Dec   ArtHouse Crouch End (London) + Q&A with lead actor Björn Thors
8 Dec   Glasgow Film Theatre
15 Dec   Broadway (Nottingham)
16 Dec   Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle)
17 Dec   Filmhouse (Edinburgh)

Kon-Tiki Film Poster Joachim Rønning
Kon-Tiki Film Poster Joachim Rønning
This epic global tale of bravery, camaraderie and sheer determination follows the 1947 expedition of Thor Heyerdahl across the Pacific Ocean.

Video: Kon-Tiki - Official Trailer (HD)

Joachim Rønning/Espen Sandberg | Norway/Denmark/Germany/Sweden 2012 | Norwegian/Swedish/French/English + English subtitles |118m | advised cert 15

3 Dec   ArtHouse Crouch End (London)

Days of Gray Film Poster Ani Simon-Kennedy
Days of Gray Film Poster Ani Simon-Kennedy
Days of Gray
With a nod to the tradition of silent cinema, Icelandic band Hjaltalín’s award-winning soundtrack set the tone for this atmospheric tale of hunters, outsiders and a society bound by strict rules.

Video: Days of Gray - Official Trailer

Ani Simon-Kennedy| Iceland 2013 | 78m | advised cert 15

11 Dec   Filmhouse (Edinburgh)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Film Poster Andreas Johnsen
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Film Poster Andreas Johnsen
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case - LONDON PREMIERE
Detained for alleged tax evasion, artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei spent 81 days in a prison cell. Danish filmmaker Andreas Johnsen (Kidd Life, 2012) digs deep to document the ensuing high-profile court battle.

Video:  Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Trailer

Andreas Johnsen | Denmark 2013 | 86m | Mandarin + English subtitles | advised cert 15 | London premiere

27 Nov   Hackney Picturehouse (London)
15 Dec   Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle)
18 Dec   Broadway (Nottingham)

Nordic Factory Film Poster Nordic Film Festival
Nordic Factory Film Poster Nordic Film Festival
Nordic Factory - UK PREMIERE
Nordic Factory is a collaborative project between young filmmakers in which each film is influenced by the coming together of different cultures and cinematic styles. Featuring Lars Mikkelsen (Borgen), Signe Egholm Olsen (Borgen) and Dar Salim (The Killing, Borgen, A Hijacking).


2014 | 60m | Danish + Englsh subtitles | advised cert 15 | UK premiere

Sundays (Kræsten Kusk/Denmark and Natalia Garagiola/Argentina)
Listen (Hamy Ramezan/Finland and Rungano Nyoni/Zambia)
Void (Milad Alami/Denmark and Aygul Bakanova/Kyrgyzstan)
The Girl and the Dogs (Selma Vilhunen/Finland and Guillaume Mainguet/France)

29 Nov   ICA (London)
15 Dec   Glasgow Film Theatre

My Stuff Film Poster Petri Luukkainen
My Stuff Film Poster Petri Luukkainen
My Stuff
Docudrama about a filmmaker's one year experiment in creative living, locking away all his possessions in storage...

Video: 2nd Nordic Film Festival 2013 - My Stuff English Trailer

Petri Luukkainen | Finland 2013 | 80m | Finnish + English subtitles | cert 15

4 Dec   ArtHouse Crouch End (London)

Hotel Film Poster Lisa Langseth Alicia Vikander
Hotel Film Poster Lisa Langseth Alicia Vikander
Hotel (Hotell) - CLOSING FILM
Successful young professional Erika resorts to an ill-suited therapy group after her life takes an abrupt turn in this honest and at times humorous exploration of the human psyche.

Video: HOTELL Trailer

Lisa Langseth | Sweden 2013 | 97m I Swedish + English subtitles I advised cert 15 |closing film

7 Dec   Hackney Picturehouse (London)
17 Dec   Broadway (Nottingham)
18 Dec   Filmhouse (Edinburgh)
22 Dec   Glasgow Film Theatre

CPH:LAB presents...
A collaboration with leading Danish documentary festival CPH:DOX, with a shorts programme from their CPH:LAB initiative.

La Isla Film Poster Dominga Sotomayor Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
La Isla Film Poster Dominga Sotomayor Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
La Isla
Dominga Sotomayor/Katarzyna Klimkiewicz | Chile/Poland 2013 | 30m | advised cert 15

Not At Home Film Poster Katja Adomeit Sharbhanoo
Not At Home Film Poster Katja Adomeit Sharbhanoo
Not At Home
Katja Adomeit/Sharbhanoo | Sadat Denmark/Germany/Afghanistan) | 60m | advised cert 15

7 Dec  The Proud Archivist (London)

Special Event: Architecture, Design & the City followed by Icelandic Reception
From Denmark to Iceland – a programme of on architecture, design and the city, featuring Nordic creative talents Bjarke Ingels, Olafur Eliasson and others.

Lego: The Building Blocks of Architecture
Documentary narrated by Tom Dyckhoff, exploring the influence of the familiar, nostalgic little coloured bricks on some of today's most imaginative and revolutionary architectural projects.

Jude Ho | courtesy of BBC2 | UK 2014 | 29m | advised cert PG

Harpa – From Dream to Reality
Documentary about Reykjavik's first purpose-built concert hall, featuring conversations with the mind behind the building’s majestic façade, internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.

Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir| Iceland 2012 | 70m | advised cert PG

30 Nov   The Proud Archivist (London)

Hugo and Josephine Film Poster D. Kjell Grede
Hugo and Josephine Film Poster D. Kjell Grede
Hugo and Josephine
One summer in the Swedish countryside, Josephine, the pastor's daughter, and Hugo, a boy who fends for himself in the woods nearby, join ranks in search of adventure. From the Cinema of Childhood touring season.

D. Kjell Grede | Sweden 1967 | 82m | Swedish + English subtitles | cert U

7 Dec The Proud Archivist (London)

Nordic Film Festival 2014 :
London: 26 Nov – 7 Dec, touring: Dec 2014

Tickets for all Nordic Film Festival screenings and events are on sale via

Hackney Picturehouse (E8 1HE) / 26-27 Nov, 7 Dec

ICA (SW1Y 5AH) 29-30 Nov

The Proud Archivist (N1 5ET) 30 Nov, 7 Dec

Arthouse Crouch End (N8 9BT) 1-4 Dec

14-18 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AL

88 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RB

Tyneside Cinema
10 Pilgrim St. Newcastle NE1 6QG

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