First edition of the Nordic Film Festival welcomes winter with awarded movies

NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL (#NordicFF) celebrates the culture and the patrimony of the Nordic countries with four days of screenings in the most stylishly cinema of the Capital city. The first edition marks a first for the movie lovers in Bucharest who have the chance to see films made my filmmakers from five Nordic states: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Nordic Film Festival will take place at Elvire Popesco, 77 Dacia Boulevard, during February 15-18.

The programme includes 14 feature films and a selection of short films presented in the opening of the festival, inviting the audience to discover a new, atypical cinema space.

International awarded arthouse productions at Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, San Sebastian or Hot Docs are available at the first edition of the festival.

#NordicFF kicks off this year with a special section dedicated to the documentary. At the same time, over a third of the films selected are directed by women.

‚Although in our imagination nothern Europe seems to be an as much as possible unitary region, partly snowed and completely covered by long, tough nights, the real North is streching farther away from Scandinavia and is hidding diverse stories, fascinating, actual and full of humour,’ said Vlad Rotaru, the selecter.

From drama, romance or documentary, up to black comedy or short film, the selected movies are made by renowned directors, such as Lone Scherfig and Aki Kaurismaki, but also new voices like Rúnar Rúnarsson and Tora Mårtens.

Before each screening, the audience will be able to also see a photo exhibition, on the big screen, consisting in works by ten Romanian photographers, capturing spectacular views from Northern countries.

The festival is supported by the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in Bucharest. The French Institute and the Icelandic Film Center are institutional partners.

Friday, February 16, 14:00

DREAMLAND / Documentary / 2009 / Iceland

Direction: Torfinnur Guðnason, Andri Snær Magnason

Duration: 1h 29m

February 16, 16:15

THE AMBASSADOR / Documentary / 2011 / Denmark

Direction: Mads Brugger

Duration: 1h 33m

February 16, 18:30

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE / Comedy, Drama / 2017 / Finland

Direction: Aki Kaurismaki

Duration: 1h 40m

February 16, 20:45

LIFE IN A FISHBOWL / Drama / 2014 / Iceland

Direction: Baldvin Zophoníasson

Duration: 2h 09m

February 17, 12:45


Denmark: Paprika Steen

Duration: 1h 35m

February 17, 14:45

BROTHERS / Documentary / 2015 / Norway

Direction: Aslaug Holm

Duration: 1h 45m

February 17, 17:15

1001 GRAMS / Drama/ 2014 / Norway

Direction: Bent Hamer

Duration: 1h 27m

February 17, 19:15

CALL GIRL / Drama- True Story / 2012 / Sweden

Direction: Mikael Marcimain

Duration: 2h 14m

February 17, 22:00

BLIND / Drama/ 2014 / Norway

Duration: 1h 32m

Direction: Eskil Vogt

Sunday– February 18, 12:45

MARTHA & NIKI / Documentary / 2016 / Sweden

Direction: Tora Mårtens

Duration: 1h 36m

February, 14:45

HOLY MESS / Comedy / 2014 / Sweden

Direction: Helena Bergström

Duration: 1h 49m

February 18, 17:15


Direction: Juho Kuosmanen

Duration: 1h 32m

February 18, 19:15

SPARROWS / Drama / 2016 / Iceland

Direction: Rúnar Rúnarsson

Duration: 1h 32m

February 18, 21:45

JUST LIKE HOME / Comedy – Mister / Denmark

Direction: Lone Scherfig

Duration: 1h 40m


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