What’s on: Northern Lights film festival

Written by on September 19, 2013 in Leisure - No comments

Scandinavian cinema is easily distinguished by its specific style, which has attracted great interest over the years – first with the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, later with the scandalous Dogme movement and, more recently, with the commercial success of the Millennium trilogy.

In recent years, audiences in Sofia have been able to enjoy Nordic films at the Northern Lights festival, which returns to the Bulgarian capital city again this year, with screenings between September 26 and October 6. This year’s selection features 10 films from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania.

The screening venues are, as in previous years, Euro Cinema (17 Alexander Stamboliyski Blvd.), Dom na Kinoto (37 Ekzarh Josif Str.) and The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate (15 Lyuben Karavelov Str.). Ticket prices range from four to seven leva.

The festival’s programme is as follows (for more information on the films, click the highlighted links to IMDB.com):

September 26
6.30pm: Road North (directed by Mika Kaurismäki, Finland), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: Vegas (directed by Gunnar Vikene, Norway), at Euro Cinema

September 27
7pm: Orange Girl (directed by Eva Dahr, Norway), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: The Snow Cave Man (directed by Fridtjof Kjæreng, Norway), at Euro Cinema

September 28
6pm: Lost in Africa (directed by Vibeke Muasya, Denmark), at Euro Cinema
7pm: Juan (directed by Kasper Holten, Denmark), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: Orange Girl (directed by Eva Dahr, Norway), at Euro Cinema

September 29
1pm: Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy (directed by Mari Rantasila, Finland), at Dom na Kinoto
6pm: Juan (directed by Kasper Holten, Denmark), at Euro Cinema
8pm: Vegas (directed by Gunnar Vikene, Norway), at Euro Cinema

September 30
6pm: Juan (directed by Kasper Holten, Denmark), at The Red House
6.30pm: In Aurora’s Body (directed by Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: The Snow Cave Man (directed by Fridtjof Kjæreng, Norway), at Euro Cinema
8pm: Vegas (directed by Gunnar Vikene, Norway), at The Red House

October 1
8pm: In Aurora’s Body (directed by Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania), at Euro Cinema

October 2
6.30pm: Easy Money (directed by Daniel Espinosa, Sweden), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: Lost in Africa (directed by Vibeke Muasya, Denmark), at Euro Cinema

October 3
6pm: The Snow Cave Man (directed by Fridtjof Kjæreng, Norway), at The Red House
7pm: The Ambassador (directed by Mads Brügger, Denmark), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: Easy Money (directed by Daniel Espinosa, Sweden), at Euro Cinema
8pm: In Aurora’s Body (directed by Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania), at The Red House

October 4
6pm: The Ambassador (directed by Mads Brügger, Denmark), at The Red House
7pm: The Snow Cave Man (directed by Fridtjof Kjæreng, Norway), at Dom na Kinoto
8pm: Juan (directed by Kasper Holten, Denmark), at Euro Cinema
8pm: Orange Girl (directed by Eva Dahr, Norway), at The Red House

October 5
6pm: Ricky Rapper and Cool Wendy (directed by Mari Rantasila, Finland), at Euro Cinema
6.30pm: Vegas (directed by Gunnar Vikene, Norway), at Dom na Kinoto
7.30pm: The Ambassador (directed by Mads Brügger, Denmark), at Euro Cinema

October 6
1pm: Lost in Africa (directed by Vibeke Muasya, Denmark), at Dom na Kinoto
6pm: In Aurora’s Body (directed by Kristina Buozyte, Lithuania), at Euro Cinema
8pm: Orange Girl (directed by Eva Dahr, Norway), at Euro Cinema

(Still from Mads Brügger’s documentary on the blood diamond trade, The Ambassador, nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 2012. © 2011 – Zentropa)

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