WED—April 26—7 PM
$13 ($8 ASF Members)
98 min. In Greenlandic & Danish with English subtitles.
“A startlingly accomplished piece of filmmaking” (Hollywood Reporter) — on April 26, see the luminous Greenlandic drama Nuummioq in the series Spotlight Greenland, held this April and May in coordination with our ongoing exhibition Arctic Highways!
The first feature film filmed and produced in Greenland in 2009, Nuummioq (dir. Torben Bech & Otto Rosing, Greenland, 2009) is the story of Malik, a 35-year-old construction worker from Nuuk, Greenland, who meets to the love of his life, Nivi, shortly before being diagnosed with cancer. Faced with the choice of staying with her in Greenland or leaving for Denmark in search of medical treatment, Malik keeps the news to himself as he accompanies his cousin on a boat trip. What begins as an unremarkable outing becomes a transcendent journey at the edge of the world as he grapples with his elusive past and tunes into the present.
“Anchored by a riveting performance by Lars Rosing…a deeply felt, finely realized film” (The Hollywood Reporter).