Various venues, including:
270 Mare Street
London E8 1HE
ArtHouse Crouch End
159A Tottenham Lane
London N8 9BT
The theme for this year is ‘horizons’, and the selected films and documentaries explore the diverse and ever-expanding landscape of Nordic culture through journeys, cross-cultural experiences and collaborations.
Norway has two films showing in the festival. Opening at Hackney Picturehouse on 26 November, Iram Haq’s moving, semi-autobiographical I Am Yours portrays a young woman struggling with love, motherhood and being caught between two cultures.
Screening at ArtHouse Crouch End on 3 December, the gripping, Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki tells the story of explorer Thor Heyerdal’s ambitious 8,000km expedition across the Pacific Ocean with four people and a parrot on a balsawood raft. Heyerdal’s 1947 attempt to demonstrate that South American’s could have settled in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times caught the world’s attention at the time – now’s it’s doing so all over again.
These and a diverse mix of new and classic features, documentaries and shorts will be screened at various London venues until 7 December, and move on to other UK cities, including Glasgow (1 December, Glasgow Film Theatre); Edinburgh (10 december, Filmhouse); Newcastle (14 December; Tyneside Cinema); and Nottingham (16 December, Broadway).