My Stuff (original title: Tavarataivas, Finland 2013, 80 mins)
You lock away all your worldly possessions in storage, and decide to take back only one thing a day... What's the first thing that you'd choose? What do you value more than anything, or what's most useful, what's the greatest comfort, what's the ultimate necessity...?
In the midst of an existential crisis following a recent break- up, Petri begins his experiment. Having taken comfort in buying lots of stuff and maxing out his credit cards in the process, he then decides to lock away every last possession storage, allowing himself to retrieve only one item a day. Naked at midnight on day 1, and using a window ledge as a fridge, Petri has ahead of him 365 days of creative living, day by day re-evaluating his life through his belongings. My Stuff is a telling comment on consumerism and the value of material objects and the value of material objects in the digital age... Read more...
Screenings + director Q&As (click for tickets):
Or watch online here from 28 March!
We've teamed up with The Proud Archivist - a combined gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and events space situated on Regent's Canal, Haggerston, to present a regular film night. Join us on the 4th Wednesday of the month, plus a few special one-off events too! Next up:
My Stuff - Wed 26 Mar, 7.30pm
(Petri Luukkainen, Finland 2013)
Docu-drama about a filmmaker's one year experiment in creative living, locking away all his possessions in storage...
You & Me Forever - Tue 22 Apr, 7.30pm
(Kaspar Munk, Denmark 2012)
Gritty drama about best-friends-forever Laura and Christine, and the arrival of heady bad girl Maria.
day for night* News & Views:
We've had a very busy start to the year, working on some exciting new subtitling projects and trips to International Film Festival Rotterdam and Göteborg International Film Festival. Read more in our latest blog post!
We had a fantastic week of screenings, interviews and lots of fascinating discussions on the state of Asian cinema today with Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit who was in London this week. His first two films 36 and Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy were both selected for Pan-Asia Film Festival 2014 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, with some fascinating Q&As on cinema, memory, location, human communication and digital technology, and perceptions of Thai indie films in Thailand, among other things!
36 will be released in the UK on 6 June, and Mary Is Happy... is due for release in the UK in the autumn. Keep informed by joining the mailing list...
Plans for the 3rd Nordic Film Festial are now well under way, due to take place in London and around the country end of 2014. We'll be announcing this year's festival theme very shortly, along with details on how you can submit a film.
Follow us on Twitter @nordicfilmfest for the latest, but in the meantime, here's a reminder of the last edition of the festival!
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