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while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

Nordic Lights Film Festival

Friday, January 12

7pm: Nordic Shorts 

Shorts   |   Pan-Nordic   |   approx. 83 minutes   

This series of entertaining and thought-provoking short films from the Nordic countries highlights the growing art of short films. Through these films, we see a glimpse of the Nordic countries through the lens of talented filmmakers.

This year's schedule includes the following films:

Skull Fracture

Denmark  |  2017  |  29 minutes  |  Mads Hedegaard

Skull Fracture or ‘Aren’t You Rather Young to be Writing Your Memoirs?’ is a story that emerges and crashes within the narrow, inventive, and organic confines of the memory. A story about a skull that breaks and needs healing. How do we see an experience in the light of another? How do we see the other in the light of the new? And does it all even make sense?

Small Talk

Norway  |  2015  |  21 minutes  |  Even HafnorLisa Brooke Hansen

Welcome to the Dvergsnes family. In this short film, we follow the Dvergsnes family from Kristiansand, Norway, through three events that took place during the fall and winter of 2014.

Being Human

Finland  |  2014  |  9 minutes  |  Paula Korva

A woman needs to prove to her date that she has great compassion for those less fortunate.

Footsteps

Iceland  |  2017  |  13 minutes  |  Hannes Þór Arason

A man goes about his daily routine until his grandson shows up and is eager to play football with him. Their mismatch on the football field is quickly apparent, with the youngster running rings around his senior. The old man — with a bruised ego and full of nostalgia about his youth — begins to prepare for their next encounter.

Tomato

Finland  |  2016  |  8 minutes  |  Hanna Maylett

Long-term unemployed actress Kati gets a commercial gig for a role as a tomato. The job turns out to be something different from what Kati had anticipated, but she swallows her pride and decides to take the job seriously — with unexpected consequences.

9pm: The Day Will Come (Der kommer en dag)

Drama   |   Denmark   |   2016   |   110 minutes   |   Jesper W. Nielsen

Set in the blooming 1960s, the film centers on two young brothers who are instantly robbed of their lives when they are placed in a boy’s home forgotten by time. Armed only with vivid imagination and fickle hope, the boys engage in the frightening battle against Headmaster Heck and his lethal tyranny.

 

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Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.