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The Arras Film Festival is a film festival in France devoted to the cinemas of France and Europe. The festival takes place in Arras, which is located in the north of France near the Dutch border. The region is France’s fourth most populated region.

The festival takes place between the 4th and 13th of November, and here are the three Nordic films you can see at the festival.

Denmark

 

Land of Mine dir. Martin Zandvliet and Starring Roland Moller, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Laura Bro, Louis Hofmann

Screening in the European Competition

Primus is the owner of a hotel in the Norwegian mountains, which he tries to save from bankruptcy by converting it into a reception centre for refugees. This dynamic, enterprising man, who has seen numerous projects fail, is motivated by financial gain. But living with fifty or so people from a wide range of backgrounds is no easy matter, especially if you harbour a streak of racism.

Norway

Welcome to Norway! dir.Rune Denstad Langlo and Starring Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Olivier Mukuta, Slimane Dazi, Henriette Steenstrup

Screening in the European Competition

Primus is the owner of a hotel in the Norwegian mountains, which he tries to save from bankruptcy by converting it into a reception centre for refugees. This dynamic, enterprising man, who has seen numerous projects fail, is motivated by financial gain. But living with fifty or so people from a wide range of backgrounds is no easy matter, especially if you harbour a streak of racism.

Sweden

 

The Giant dir. Johannes Nyholm and starring Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud

Screening in European Discoveries

Life is not always easy for 30-year-old Ricard, who suffers from a birth deformity. Sometimes, he escapes into an imaginary world where he turns into an all-powerful giant. In his day-to-day life, he is passionate about French bowls. And to keep his skills honed, he even practises in his bedroom. One day, he is unfairly excluded from the club by his fellow players. But he will do anything to win back his place.