The second edition of the Nordic Film Festival has kicked off in Bucharest on February 19.
Movie lovers will be able to enjoy a wide range of films produced and directed by filmmakers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden, at Cinema Elvire Popesco (77 Dacia Boulevard) in Bucharest until Sunday, February 23.
The first edition of the festival took place in Bucharest two years ago.
The representatives of the French Institute said on Monday evening at the opening gala of the festival hosted by the institute that those five Nordic countries have a rich cinema cinema and a strong, particular presence on the world cinema stage. “Unfortunately, these Nordic films are not very present in Romanian cinemas, especially multiplexes, and this is why the initiative of this festival is so important and so welcome”.
Finland’s ambassador to Romania, H.E. Marjut Akola has stated, on behalf of all the Nordic ambassadors accredited in Bucharest, that the festival “has been a joint effort of all the Nordic embassies”.
“The Nordic film industry is not Hollywood, but I think it’s better than Hollywood and it has been finally recognized also globally. Nordic film has a lot of offer, it comes to my mind the Swedish crime series, the Norwegian and Danish films and many others. We are proud that we have a very wide selection of the films, we have big dramas, true stories, comedies, documentaries, short films and war time films and this is why this festival is exceptional“, said the Finnish ambassador in the opening of the festival.
The ambassador added that the movies selected for the festival are good life stories, covering all range of emotions, from joy and happiness, to sorrow and disappointment. “But this is what films are all about, about our everyday life”, she said.
Thursday, February 20
The Stranger/2017/Denmark (documentary) – 16:30hrs
Void/2018/Finland (drama) – 18:30hrs
Becoming Astrid/2018/Sweden (drama) – 20:30hrs
Friday, February 21
A Toad Story/2016/Norway (documentary) – 15:30hrs
Reflections/2016/Sweden (documentary) – 15:30hrs
And Breathe Normally/2018/Iceland (drama) – 18:00hrs
A Fortunate Man/2018/Denmark (drama) – 20:00hrs
Saturday, February 22
Hayflower, Quiltshoe and the Rubens Brothers/2017/Finland (film for children) – 11:00hrs
I am William/2017/Sweden (film for children) – 13:00hrs
Going West/2017/Norway (comedy) – 15:00hrs
Of Horses and Men/2013/Iceland (drama) – 16:45hrs
Goliath/2018/Sweden (drama) – 18:30hrs
Winter Brothers/2017/Denmark (drama) – 20:30hrs
Sunday, February 23
In the Forest of Huckybucky/2016/Norway (animation for children) – 11:00hrs
The Falcons/2018/Iceland (film for children) – 12:30hrs
Garden Lane/2017/Sweden (drama) – 14:30hrs
The Unknown Soldier/2017/Finland (historical film) – 17:00hrs
The King’s Choice/2016/Norway (drama, historical movie) – 20:30hrs