Minneapolis Holding Fifth Annual Nordic Film Festival

The Hunt

The Fifth Annual Nordic Lights Film Festival has been announced, which will be running from Friday until March 6 in Minneapolis.The theme is “fire and ice”. It’s an idea expressed in drama as roiling passions beneath cool outward appearances, in documentary as the chilly reception given to society’s outsiders, and in comedy as dark, sarcastic humour about rural village life.

“People think of them as the happiest countries in the world because of the welfare state,” said organiser Kari Lie Dorer. “They have so much oil money. Norway just won so many medals at the Olympics and it’s such a small country. The Nordic community really latches onto that.”

Films being shown at the festival include The HuntKon-Tiki and A Royal Affair.

For more information and tickets check out mspfilmsociety.org

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.