Northern Lights

The North is on fire, and this year’s cinematic output from the five Nordic countries is right here to portray it. 10 films full of strong and intimate stories about love and survival, family dynamics, young adults, outsiders, art and therefugee crises. What makes it a special year for Nordic cinema is the rich array of film genres in play –such as Danish and Norwegian disaster movies, a Swedish sci-fi and a reverse refugee story, an Icelandic survival thriller, period dramas and biopicsabout the world-renowned writer Astrid Lindgren and the Bob Dylan of Finland! The films are however not your standard genre movies, they artistically play on our expectations and tease our taste buds. Made by both established directors and promising new talents who present courageous debut features with refreshing themes and storytelling.