The Nordic Council Film Prize Festival opens at Háskólabíó cinema in Reykjavík tomorrow night and runs through September 18. The festival features all the films nominated for this year’s Nordic Council Film Prize.
The opening film is from Denmark, Land of Mine, directed by Martin Zandvliet. The film, which takes place during World War II, is about a group of young, German prisoners of war, sent by their captors on a life-threatening mission.
Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film Sparrows is Iceland’s contribution at the festival. It’s a coming-of-age story, which takes place in the stunning landscape of the West Fjords. (See our review here.)
From Finland comes The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, a black-and-white boxing drama about the build-up to the 1962 world featherweight championship title match, directed by Juho Kuosmanen.
Norway’s contribution is Louder than Bombs, a film about a father and two sons who confront their different memories of their late wife and mother and their feelings toward her. The director is Joachim Trier.
Finally, from Sweden, is The Here After, directed by Magnus von Horn, about a young man’s difficult readjustment in society after his release from prison.
Tickets are available here.