day for night* presents
2nd Nordic Film Festival
London: 25 November – 4 December 2013
On tour: December 2013 – January 2014
Following the tremendous response to last year’s inaugural Nordic Film Festival, we’re delighted to be bringing more Nordic film treats to UK audiences this winter. Building on last year’s success, the festival returns with a touring edition, opening in London and then taking some of the festival highlights further afield. There’ll also be further opportunities to see some of the films beyond the festival itself through our host organisation Day for Night which will be going on to release a few of these hotly anticipated new Nordic films across the UK.
This year’s vibrant programme brings together various strands: new features, ‘other side of the docs’, ‘Arctic’ and focuses on Nicholas Winding Refn and seminal Icelandic band Sigur Rós. The selection draws together a number of standout themes - ‘experiments’, coming of age and music featuring strongly, along with the usual bit of Nordic crime fiction to boot.
We’re also thrilled to be welcoming a number of special guests over for the London leg of the festival which promises to make for an even more exciting and enjoyable festival.
So sit tight and join us on a whirlwind cinematic ride to the far north this winter!
36 - a film by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
(Thailand I 2012 I 68 mins)
Winner - New Currents Award, Busan International Film Festival 2012
Official Selection - Tiger Award Competition, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
UK premiere: 28 June 2013, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
Comprising 36 shots, "36" tells the story of location scout Sai who one days loses the digital images that represent an entire year of her life...
36 is a contemplation on the nature of memories in the digital age
- coming soon -
The Guardian ****
Time Out ****
“Assarat shares Apichatpong Weerasethakul's ability to conjure delicate
moods and memories...“ (Mike McCahill, The Guardian)
“...those attuned to the quiet desolation of an Antonioni or Hou Hsiao-Hsien
will find much to admire. A welcome discovery“ (Trevor Johnston, Time Out)
“An absorbing and beguilingly simple film... beautifully haunting and
effortlessly cool“ (Mark Adams, Chief Film Critic, Screen Daily)
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