Two Norwegian films visit York this November

The Nordic Sound and Pushing Night Away represent Norway at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017


Aesthetica Short Film Festival, a BAFTA-recognised, international event takes place in York from 8 to 12 November. Among thousands of entries, two Norwegian independent short film have been selected to be a part of this year’ official selection.

The Nordic Sound

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra wanted to break with the traditional impression of classical orchestras. It was clear that competition was not only found in other orchestras, but in television and other medias. In order to inspire audiences and challenge their emotions, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra  focused on marketing and promotion with means to create joy, curiosity and provocation. The short film “The Nordic Sound” became the result, a visual homage to where and in what Stavanger Symphony Orchestra finds its musical inspiration, its sound. The film elegantly renders Norwegian nature and the Nordic approach to playing, making love and choosing for yourself.

The film, directed by Norwegian film maker, Christian Holm Glad, has been widely received, both for its controversies and visual and audible beauty. Catch the film when it screens Thursday to Sunday.

Pushing Night Away

“Pushing Night Away” is the story of a meeting between Eddie, who wants to end his life, and the spirited Kate who fights to stay alive. Kate challenges Eddie to either jump and end it all, or dare to live.

“Pushing Night Away”, directed by the budding Norwegian director, Jade Hærem Aksnes, explores dichotomies in humanity and innate experiences of life as a wider concept. The short film has been officially selected by numerous film festivals across European and the US, winning several awards and prizes. Catch the film when it screens Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Top photo: Still from “The Nordic Sound” 


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8 – 12 November



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