Nordic Film Festival 2014 is now in full swing in London before heading on tour around the UK during December - take a look at the full programme line-up here. This year's theme is 'horizons' in which we delve into explorations, journeys, and collaborations between and beyond the Nordic region. We've got 12 packed days of great films, guest attendances, Q&As, parties and receptions so don't miss out!
* Andreas Johnsen, director of Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case will be doing a Q&A at Hackney Picturehouse on Thur 27 Nov (8.30pm)
* Bjorn Thors, lead actor of new Icelandic feature Paris of the North, comes to Nordic Film Festival to introduce the screening at the ICA on Sun 30 Nov (12.30pm) and to take part in a Q&A following the screening at ArtHouse Crouch End on Mon 1 Dec (6.30pm)
Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy
- out now!
@ Irish Film Institute, Dublin 21-27 Nov
@ Chapter, Cardiff 16-22 Jan
@ watch online here + various platforms
This inventive piece of storytelling sees social media and film merge through the adaptation of the Twitter stream of an unknown called Mary...
Bringing Tibet Home + Q&As + Tenzin Tsetan Choklay & Tenzing Rigdol
- released on 12 Dec
Bringing Tibet Home is the pivotal, poignant and deeply personal debut feature documentary by Tibetan filmmaker Tenzin Tsetan Choklay. The film crew follow from start to finish the New York based Tibetan contemporary artist Tenzing Rigdol while he creates his most ambitious, political and crucial installation yet, the Soil Project. Inspired by his father's dying wish, to once again set foot on Tibetan soil, Rigdol transported soil from Tibet through Nepal to Dharamsala, India, to bring a piece of Tibet to the exiled community who are unable to return to their homeland. Choklay films Rigdol's physical and emotional journey to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges as he navigates the border controls of three countries to smuggle out 20 tons of Tibetan soil. A deeply inspiring portrait of human resilience at its most tested, and a profound example of enduring creativity through times of political turmoil.
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