Scandinavia House is pleased to present screenings in this year’s Nordic International Film Festival on November 18 & 19 in Victor Borge Hall. Comprised of narrative and documentary features, as well as short films, this year’s festival will take place in New York City from November 16-20, with two days of screenings at our location.
Historjá – Stitches For Sápmi
FRI—November 18—6:45 PM
Dir. Thomas Jackson, Sweden, 2022. 87 min. In Sami and Swedish with English subtitles
Artist Britta Marakatt-Labba has for decades depicted the indigenous Samí people’s mythology, relation to nature and political struggle. Now she is facing one last fight: the battle for her culture against the threats of climate change. Watch trailer.
FRI—November 18—8:45 PM
Dir. Johannes Pico, Denmark, 2022. 100 min. In Danish with English subtitles
As a child in a rainbow family, Molly (Fanny Leander Bornedal) was raised by her two mothers. She never knew her father, yet feels a great need to find him in order to find herself and her own true identity. On her 18th birthday, Molly and her best friend, Tobias (Nikolaj Groth), go to a fertility clinic, hoping to figure out who her biological father is — but when the answer is not as expected, Molly becomes even more confused as she discovers that her mothers have lied to her. Watch trailer.
An Eternity of You and Me
SAT—November 19—2 PM
Dir. Sanne This, Denmark, 2022. 78 min. In Danish with English subtitles
Albert and Sanne live in a house with their cat Figaro and chickens in the backyard. More than anything, they dream of having a child. But a process that should be playful and fun turns into a struggle filled with schedules, frustrations, and insecurities; as in the myth of Sisyphus, Albert and Sanne roll one stone after another up the side of the mountain, only to see them roll back down just before they reach the top. Sanne wants to talk about her fear and feelings, but as an engineer, Albert doesn’t know of any reports that prove that helpful. A musical chamber play told in sweatpants, An Eternity of You and Me is about relationships, ingrained gender roles and all the dreams you must bury — or dig up again — once the fox has been around. Watch trailer.
SAT—November 19—4 PM
The Militiamen, dir. David Peter Hansen, USA. 32 min.
In the hills of rural Pennsylvania, the leader of a local militia must prepare his men for the turbulent political landscape of 2020 while at war with his own conscience.
Haulout, dir. Maxim Arbugaev and Evgenia Arbugaeva, UK/Russia. 25 min.
On a remote coast of the Siberian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.
SAT—November 19—5:45 PM
The Maw, dir. Patrik Erksson, Sweden. 15 min.
When a father and son goes fishing, a woman who joins them in the mist throws them into a fight against the unknown.
The Diamond, dir. Vedran Rupic, Sweden. 14 min.
While seeking social contact, lonely and Stefan discovers a diamond in a hole in the ground. When he meets the unusually small Douglas, he gets an idea.
Unity of Opposites, dir. Alfred Hedbratt, Sweden. 14 min.
Childhood friends go out to an island camp, but one of them has invited a new friend and soon tension arises, in this humorous film about the mechanisms of group dynamics and male friendship.
NORDIC SHORTS A
SAT—November 19—6:45 PM
Animals, dir. Joakim Thörn, Sweden. 14 min.
In a modern fable and dark comedy-drama, a teenage deer questions the value of humanity after her mother is killed by hunters. Watch trailer.
Maybe, dir. Ola Røyseland and Zyna Røyseland, Norway. 5 min.
At closing time at the library, a conversation between a young librarian and a customer takes an unexpected direction.
Shower Boys, dir. Christian Zetterberg, Sweden. 10 min.
After a heated training match with the team, 12-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other’s limits and masculinity.
Mayfly, dir. Joel Ängeby, Sweden. 20 min.
After a sudden break up with her girlfriend, Lisa struggles to gain control in any aspect of her life.
Double Cheese, dir. Martin Jenefeldt, Sweden. 13 min.
Best friends Julia and Celine go on a mission to delete some dodgy sex-tapes, but their ill-conceived plans lead to a quickly escalating situation.
NORDIC SHORTS B
SAT—November 19—8:15 PM
The Marsh, dir. Marcus Söderlund, Sweden. 12 min.
Society as we know it is gone, and in Sweden it is summer — and a state of war. Based on the short story ”Kärret” by Swedish author Jerker Virdborg.
The Dinner, dir. Marco Lawson, Denmark. 19 min.
At a high-end restaurant, Lars is meeting his son, Frederik, and his new in-laws for the very first time in honor of Frederik’s 30th birthday, but class differences and tension lead to an altercation.
Adieu, dir. Charlotte Brodthagen, Denmark. 34 min.
Nanna and her mother Claudia, who is suffering from cancer, go on a weekend long trip with different agendas during the phenomenon known as the “Black Sun.” Watch trailer.