A Day with Dad

Dad is under a lot of pressure. As a single parent to a hyperactive, destructive and all eating little kid his only break in his daily routines is when he gets to drop off the kid at school. Quite obviously the breakdown lurks just around the corner, when a snow storm forces Dad to bring his kid to work – a job as security manager at the local nuclear missile silo.

  • Program
  • Original title
    A Day with Dad
  • Director
    Mads Guldborg Bøge
  • Producer
    Zire Schucany
  • Writers
    Thomas Porsager
  • Actors
    Alexander Clement, Mathias Skov Rahbæk, Jens Jacob Tychsen
  • Playtime
    12 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    The National Film School of Denmark

A Serious Game

Stockholm at the beginning of the twentieth century. Lydia, the daughter of a landscape painter, and Arvid, a young journalist at the beginning of his career, fall in love at first sight. But the time is not ripe for their happiness: after the sudden death of her father, Lydia finds herself without an inheritance. Believing that he has nothing to offer her, penniless Arvid, shies away from the idea of marriage. They part. When they meet again ten years later – both are now married and have children – they embark upon a passionate affair with unforeseeable consequences.

Pernilla August’s adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg’s classic 1912 novel is a romance about two people who transcend the morals of their time and discover their own, unexpected ways of fulfilling their emotion.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Den allvarsamma leken
  • Director
    Pernilla August
  • Producer
    Patrik Andersson, Frida Bargo, Fredrik Heinig
  • Writers
    Lone Scherfig
  • Photo
    Erik Molberg Hansen
  • Actors
    Sverrir Gudnason, Karin Franz Körlof, Liv Mjönes, Michael Nyqvist, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Sven Nordin
  • Playtime
    1 h. 55 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    B-Reel Feature Films
  • Sale
    Trust Nordisk
  • Distributor
    Tour de Force

Absolutely Fabulous : The Movie

Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hot-spots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

24 years after Patsy and Edina first hit the TV screens in the hit comedy series Absolutely Fabulous, the fashionable duo is back – on the silver screen! In this unforgettable comedy they are joined by an almost endless line of cameos from celebrities playing themselves, such as Kate Moss, Jon Hamm, Graham Norton, Emma Bunton («Baby Spice»), Joan Collins, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney and Perez Hilton – to name a few.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Absolutely Fabulous : The Movie
  • Director
    Mandie Fletcher
  • Producer
    Jon Plowman, Damian Jones
  • Writers
    Jennifer Saunders
  • Photo
    Chris Goodger
  • Actors
    Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks
  • Playtime
    1 h. 31 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Great Britain/USA
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Sale
    Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Distributor
    Twentieth Century Fox Norway

After the Storm

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrustful family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Umi yori mo mada fukaku
  • Director
    Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Producer
    Takashi Ishihara, Kazumi Kawashiro, Tsugihiko Fujiwara, Tom Yoda
  • Writers
    Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Photo
    Yutaka Yamasaki
  • Actors
    Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki & Taiyô Yoshizawa
  • Playtime
    1h. 57min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Japan
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Aoi Promotion
  • Sale
    Wild Bunch
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment Norway

Aquarius

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company, a confrontation which is both mysterious, frightening and nerve wracking. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Aquarius
  • Director
    Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Producer
    Saïd Ben Saïd, Emilie Lesclaux, Michel Merkt
  • Writers
    Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Photo
    Pedro Sotero, Fabricio Tadeu
  • Actors
    Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto, Fernando Teixeira
  • Playtime
    2 h. 22 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Brazil/France
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Sale
    SBS Distribution
  • Distributor
    Fidalgo

Bone Tomahawk

Late one night in the town of Bright Hope, Arthur O’Dwyer’s life is turned upside down when his wife is kidnapped. A disparate vigilante posse is assembled, headed up by the town’s sheriff Franklin Hunt, and they venture off in pursuit of Arthur’s wife and her abductors. Unfortunately, they have no idea just who or what is waiting for them when they reach their fateful destination.

Equal parts The Searchers and The Hills Have Eyes, this gloriously imaginative genre hybrid is an filled with enough surprises to satisfy even the most jaded of horror hounds and western fans. Bone Tomahawk is a visual feast and boasts some great performances from its all-star cast, which includes Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Bone Tomahawk
  • Director
    S. Craig Zahler
  • Producer
    Jack Heller, Dallas Sonnier
  • Writers
    S. Craig Zahler
  • Photo
    Benji Bakshi
  • Actors
    Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, David Arquette
  • Playtime
    2 h. 12 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    USA/Great Britain
  • Age limit
    18 years
  • Production
    Caliber Media Company
  • Sale
    Celluloid Dreams
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment Norway

Café Society

New York in the 1930s. As he has more and more trouble putting up with his bickering parents, his gangster brother and the family jewelry store, Bobby Dorfman feels like he needs a change of scenery! So he decides to go and try his luck in Hollywood where his high-powered agent uncle Phil hires him as an errand boy. In Hollywood, he soon falls in love, but unfortunately, the girl has a boyfriend. Bobby settles for friendship – up until the day the girl knocks at his door, telling him her boyfriend just broke up with her. All of a sudden, Bobby’s life takes a new turn, and a very romantic one at that.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Café Society
  • Director
    Woody Allen
  • Writers
    Woody Allen
  • Photo
    Vittorio Storaro
  • Actors
    Jeannie Berlin, Jesse Eisenberg, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart & Ken Stott.
  • Playtime
    1 t. 36 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Gravier Productions
  • Distributor
    Norsk Filmdistribusjon

Cave

The extreme sport action thriller Cave is about three Norwegian ex-soldiers, Charlotte, Adrian and Viktor, whose goal is to be the first human beings getting through alive an unexplored cave system in a desolate mountain chain. Excited by the adventure they set out on the dangerous descent, oblivious about the nightmare waiting down there in the narrow, dark depths.

Three of Norway’s most talented young actors have the main roles in this suspense film: Heidi Toini (Nobel), Mads Sjøgård Pettersen (Villmark 2) and Benjamin Helstad (The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler’s Atomic Bomb). Cave is directed and written by the phenomenon Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken (Returning Home, Late Summer), who is in the process of establishing himself as one of Norway’s most productive and eclectic filmmakers.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Cave
  • Director
    Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
  • Producer
    Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
  • Writers
    Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
  • Photo
    Oskar Dahlsbakken
  • Actors
    Heidi Toini, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Benjamin Helstad, Ingar Helge Gimle
  • Playtime
    1 h. 25 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Filmbros
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Cocks & Crosses

After ten years as a critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking rock group, Årabrot had won the Spellemann Award, survived touring, internal struggles and a number of break-ups. Its singer Kjetil Nernes has achieved a quiet life in the little village of Djura in Dalarna, Sweden, but receives the dramatic message that he has throat cancer, with little time left. His doctor recommends that he should take things easy and spend time with his loved ones. Instead Årabrot is juggling tours and recording sessions. The songs that now only exist inside him are not to die with him, they have to get out first.

Cocks & Crosses follows Nernes through his everyday life in Djura, concerts in Oslo, recording sessions in Chicago, wedding with the pop star Karin Park, touring the US west coast, and his day-to-day artistic processes.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Cocks & Crosses – Musikken som ikke ville dø
  • Director
    André Løyning
  • Writers
    André Løyning
  • Photo
    André Løyning
  • Actors
    Kjetil Nernes, Karin Park
  • Playtime
    1 h.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

Dancing for you

Vilde (12) is an outdoorsy girl who dreams of becoming Norway`s best performer of «halling», a Norwegian folk dance. But her greatest concern right now is that grandpa survives.

 

Dancing Hearts

In this film we meet three girls who dream of becoming the best dancers and their struggle to achieve it.  12-year-old Vilde is a fantastic dancer of «halling» and trains incessantly to become Norwegian Champion and also to be able to compete in the male-dominated dance environment. Ruth, however, dreams of being a cheerleader, putting her mother’s attitudes to the test.  12-year-old Nastya and her 7-year-old little sister live and breathe for ballet, attending the demanding ballet institute in Russia. There the name of the game is  «win or go under».

Med hjertet i dansen is a film about passion, solidarity and family ties when big dreams are to become reality.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Med hjertet i dansen
  • Director
    Erlend E. Mo, Victor Kossakovsky og Hanne Heilborn
  • Producer
    Anita Rehoff Larsen
  • Playtime
    1 t. 22 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norge
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    Sant & Usant
  • Distributor
    Little Sister

Det renner gull i gatene – byen bygd på sildabein

The herring came in 1807, and people flocked to Haugesund from all over the country. In 1854 the city received export rights and over just a few decades Haugesund became Norway’s fourth largest shipping city. During World War One Haugesund was transformed into a Klondyke of risk-taking herring exporters, shipowners and ship brokers, but when the bust came in the autumn of 1920 things got pitch black.

The documentary Det renner gull i gatene is directed by Karl Johan Paulsen, telling the story of the emergence of the herring town, and especially the times of economic boom in Haugesund – a very special time for the city. Paulsen is well-known to local audiences after his success with films like Mannedamene (“The Male Ladies”), Fartein Valen and Lysets vanvidden film om kunstmaler Lars Hertervig (“The Madness of Light – a Film about the Painter Lars Hertervig”).

NB! Det renner gull i gatene is a free screening. A number of free tickets are made available. At Edda Cinema Centre, they are given out on a «first come, first serve»-basis.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Det renner gull i gatene – byen bygd på sildabein
  • Director
    Karl Johan Paulsen
  • Producer
    Karl Johan Paulsen
  • Writers
    Karl Johan Paulsen, Erik Andersson
  • Photo
    Knut Aas, Kai Roger Melkevik
  • Playtime
    33 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    KJP-Freelance

Every Song a Story

Through the centuries the song tradition of odes (“kveding”) has had an important place in Norwegian culture. Every Song a Story is a film about those who sing, who appreciate and keep these songs alive today. Through singing people around the Møsvatn lake, high up in the mountains, close to Hardangervidda, create meaningful stories in and about their lives. The songs tie together past and future, memory and expectations. In an unbroken interaction the singing tells stories and creates history. Thus our cultural heritage stays alive in everyday life as well as times of celebration, from cradle to grave.

Culture is not something given but a never-ending mission. This film is about maintaining an ages-old tradition and develop it further. Warm and intimate, cheerful and sad, Every Song a Story is about belonging, leaving and yearning for home. The film is nominated for an Amanda Award!

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kvar song ei soge
  • Director
    Aaslaug Vaa
  • Producer
    Knut Skoglund og Aaslaug Vaa
  • Writers
    Virginie Surdej, Aaslaug Vaa
  • Photo
    Virginie Surdej
  • Actors
    Jon Inge Øverbø Særsland, Ragnhild Øverbø Særsland, Randi Øverbø Hove, Kjell Hove, Einar Øverbø, Inger Lien
  • Playtime
    1 h. 11 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    France/Norway
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Villa Lofoten
  • Distributor
    Euforia

Evolution

10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a mysterious medical treatment. Only Nicolas questions what is happening around him. He senses that his mother is lying to him, and is determined to find out what she does with the other women at night, on the beach… What he discovers is the beginning of a nightmare into which he is helplessly drawn. But in Stella, a young nurse at the hospital, Nicolas finds an unexpected ally…

Lucile Hadzihalilovic, (Innocence, 2004) returns with a new journey into a fantastic world of childhood dreams, fantasies and fears…

  • Program
  • Original title
    Évolution
  • Director
    Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  • Producer
    Julien Naveau, Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Sebastián Álvarez
  • Writers
    Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Alante Kavaite
  • Photo
    Manuel Dacosse
  • Actors
    Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Mathieu Goldfeld, Nissim Renard
  • Playtime
    1 h. 21 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    France/Belgium/Spain
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Les Films du Worso, Noodles Production
  • Sale
    Wild Bunch
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Finding Dory

Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Finding Dory
  • Director
    Andrew Stanton
  • Producer
    Lindsey Collins
  • Writers
    Andrew Stanton, Victoria Strouse, Bob Peterson
  • Photo
    Jeremy Lasky
  • Actors
    Siw Anita Andersen, Trond-Viggo Torgersen, Dennis Storhøi, Cathrine Bang Norum, Tevje Fløtberg-Rudidalen, Sigurd Sollien
  • Playtime
    1 t. 42 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    Pixar Animation Studios
  • Distributor
    The Walt Disney Company Nordic

Finite

Finite is a Post-Apocalyptic story about loneliness, about the fundamental need for intimacy, and about how trauma and fear paradoxically can lead to destruction of what we need the most – each other.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Finite
  • Director
    Marius Rolfsvåg
  • Producer
    Ravn Wikhaug
  • Writers
    Kaja Eline Lindsay
  • Photo
    Torbjørn Sundal Holen
  • Actors
    Johan Rasmus Pram, Tov Sletta & Lolita Sneigaw
  • Playtime
    25. min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea takes place on Lampedusa in the Mediterranean. This island is the very focal point of Europe’s meeting with the refugee crisis, and a society whose inhabitants always have had to live with the dangers of the ocean. The film’s protagonist, 12-year-old Samuele, observes the drama from a distance.

Is there any connection between Samuele’s mysterious health problems and the situation on Lampedusa? How is it to live on an island where fleeing people arrive in droves, or die in shipwrecks trying? Fucocoammare gives no bombastic answers. Instead it portrays life and the human beings on the island through striking images, powerful situations, warm humour and a never-failing humanism.

  • Program
  • Original title
    FUOCOAMMARE
  • Director
    Gianfranco Rosi
  • Producer
    Donatella Palermo & Gianfranco Rosi
  • Writers
    Donatella Palermo & Gianfranco Rosi
  • Photo
    Gianfranco Rosi
  • Actors
    Pietro Bartolo, Samuele Pucillo, Samuele Caruana
  • Playtime
    1t. 54 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Italia
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Stemal Entertainment, 21 Unofilm, Cinecittà Luce, Rai Cinema, Les Films d'Ici, Arte France Cinema
  • Sale
    Doc & Film Intl.
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Florence Foster Jenkins

This film tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming 
a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

The voice Florence heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Director
    Stephen Frears
  • Producer
    Michael Kuhn & Tracey Seaward
  • Writers
    Nicholas Martin
  • Photo
    Danny Cohen
  • Actors
    Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep & Hugh Grant
  • Playtime
    1.h 50min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    UK
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Querty Films & Pathé Pictures International & BBC Films
  • Distributor
    SF Studios Norge

Forfalne

Kristin, who works on her family’s fox farm, will do anything to save what’s left of her family after her father’s unexpected departure. But can she save her broken family, when she herself is on the verge of a breakdown?

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Forfalne
  • Director
    Ole Sebastian Kåss
  • Producer
    Anton Hanson
  • Writers
    Kjersti Wøien Håland
  • Photo
    Anton Österlund
  • Actors
    Ida Elise Borch, Herbert Nordrum & Trine Wiggen
  • Playtime
    25. min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

Generation Mars

Astrid is one of the winners of Generation Mars: A reality show sending the first humans to Mars, never to return. Everything is set for her to leave, except one thing. Astrid must say goodbye to everything she loves.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Generation Mars
  • Director
    Alexander Turpin
  • Producer
    Elisa Ferdinanda Pirir
  • Writers
    Jørgen Færøy Flasnes
  • Photo
    Mattias Pollakk
  • Actors
    Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas, Samantha Lawson, Bernt Bjørn & Ingjerd Egebergg
  • Playtime
    25. min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

Golgatha

10-year-old Inari is preparing for the traditional May Day celebrations with her enthusiastic mother and reluctant father. In order to ensure an enjoyable evening for everyone Inari decides to make a deal with God.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Golgata
  • Director
    Ulla Heikkilä
  • Producer
    Marja Pihlaja
  • Writers
    Ulla Heikkilä
  • Photo
    Hannu Käki
  • Playtime
    28 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Finland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    ELO Film School Helsinki (Aalto Univeristy)

I’ll Try Again

A young woman babysits a screaming child, asks her grandma to tell her about her love life and tries to find out what happens if you become a mother.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Jag får väl försöka igen då
  • Director
    Jo Widerberg
  • Producer
    Jo Widerberg, Alve Lindenbaum
  • Writers
    Jo Widerberg
  • Photo
    Sara Svärdsén
  • Actors
    Hanna Carlsson, Gunilla Röör, Ann Lundgren, Bodil Liljeblad
  • Playtime
    30 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Sverige
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Akademin Valand film

In Front of Others

Hubert is a shy and introvert graphic designer who is less than successful in approaching women. When he falls in love with Hanna, who is recovering from a difficult breakup, he tries to impress her by mimicking his best friend – the perfect womanizer. It breaks the ice with Hanna, but the impersonations get out of hand, with unforeseen consequences.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Fyrir framan annað fólk
  • Director
    Oskar Jonasson
  • Producer
    Kristinn Thordarson & Leifur B.Dagfinnsson
  • Writers
    Oskar Jonasson & Kristjan Thordur Hrafnsson
  • Photo
    Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson
  • Actors
    Snorri Engilbertsson, Hardis Helga Helgadottir, Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Svandis Dora Einarsdottir, Palmi Gunnarsdottir og Lilja Thorsdottir
  • Playtime
    1 h. 30 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Iceland
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Truenorth Productions
  • Sale
    Media Luna
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Intruders

Lise and Synnøve are sister and have moved to a new neighbourhood. One day as they are playing by the river, two other girls show up and demand to know who they are and what they are doing on their turf.

 

Jane Got a Gun

Young and pretty with a soul of pure steel, Jane Hammond (Portman) is a good girl married to one of the worst baddies in town. When her husband Bill turns against his own gang, the vicious Bishop Boys, and returns home barely alive with eight bullets in his back, Jane knows it’s time to ditch the dress for a pair of pants and strap on her own gun. As the relentless leader John Bishop gears up for revenge, Jane’s best hope for her family’s survival rests with her old love Dan Frost– a gunslinger whose hatred for Bill is only slightly overshadowed by his love for Jane. Together Jane and Dan set up clever traps to defend themselves, and their old feelings for each other resurface amidst the flying bullets. The rich dimensions of these characters find their best ally with Jane out in front, taking her fate into her own hands with the kind of bravado legends are made of.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Jane Got a Gun
  • Director
    Gavin O'Connor
  • Producer
    Scott Steindorff, Natalie Portman, Terry Dougas m. fl.
  • Writers
    Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis, Joel Edgerton
  • Photo
    Mandy Walker
  • Actors
    Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmeric, Boyd Holbrook
  • Playtime
    1 h. 38 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    1821 Pictures
  • Sale
    Front Row Filmed Entertainment
  • Distributor
    Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic

Julieta

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter.

Julieta is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, guilt complexes and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Julieta
  • Director
    Pedro Almodóvar
  • Producer
    Augustín Almodóvar & Esther García
  • Writers
    Pedro Almondóvar
  • Photo
    Jean-Claude Larrieu
  • Actors
    Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti & Michelle Jenner
  • Playtime
    1 h. 39 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Spania
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    El Deseo
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo is a young boy making a living for himself and his sick mother by performing at the village market. He tell tales of spectacular adventures and heroic myths through his magical instrument. But he is unaware that his mother actually is the daughter of the Moon King, and that she fled her father’s realm when Kubo was born because she was in love with a human being. Now the Moon King wants Kubo back and his mother’s two sinister twin sisters are tasked with fetching him. The only thing that could give Kubo the strength to resist the Moon King is the magical armour of his father – the greatest samurai the world ever saw. Ably helped by his two companions, a vigilant monkey and a clumsy beetle, Kubo has to embark upon a journey of adventure to find the parts of the armour.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Director
    Travis Knight
  • Producer
    Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner
  • Writers
    Marc Haimes, Chris Butler, Shannon Tindle
  • Actors
    Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Jesper Leporanta, Hans Marius Hoff Mittet, Svein Tindberg, Anne Marie Ottersen
  • Playtime
    1 h. 32 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    Laika Entertainment
  • Distributor
    United International Pictures

Life, Animated

From Academy Award winning director Roger Ross Williams, Life, Animated is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires. Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like The Little Mermaid and The Lion King, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

Life, Animated evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Life, Animated
  • Director
    Roger Ross Williams
  • Producer
    Julie Goldman, Roger Ross Williams
  • Writers
    Ron Suskind
  • Photo
    Thomas Bergmann
  • Actors
    Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind
  • Playtime
    1 h. 29 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    France/USA
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    A&E IndieFilms, Motto Pictures, Roger Ross Williams Productions
  • Sale
    Dogwoof
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

Little Grey Fergie: Full Throttle

One day Little Grey Fergie is out in the woods to help out with the lumbering, a big tree falls on him! He is almost totally wrecked, and his “heart” – the magic spark plug – is shining weaker and weaker. To save his best friend, Gustav hurries to move the spark plug to another motor. When Fergie wakes up he discovers to his astonishment that he is a gleaming red sports car! But the shock quickly passes as he realises how much positive attention he gets. There are rallying, speed and suspense when the ever more popular Fergie starts car racing! But Gustav misses the good old tractor. Will Fergie ever become himself again?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Gråtass gir gass
  • Director
    Peder Næss
  • Producer
    Silje Hopland Eik, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Jacqueline Kerrin, Dominic Wright
  • Writers
    Terje Solli, Alexander Eik
  • Photo
    Michael Lavelle
  • Actors
    Elias Søvold-Simonsen, Dagny Backer Johnsen, Jeppe Beck Laursen, Stein Winge, Kyrre Hellum
  • Playtime
    1 h. 24 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Cinenord Kidstory
  • Distributor
    Sharing

Long Way North

Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of the idea – to say the least. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Tout en haut du monde
  • Director
    Rémi Chayé
  • Producer
    Ron Dyens, Claus Toksvig Kjaer, Henri Magalon
  • Writers
    Claire Paoletti, Patricia Valeix, Fabrice de Costil
  • Playtime
    1 h. 21 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    France/Denmark
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    Sacrebleu Productions
  • Sale
    Urban Distribution International
  • Distributor
    Storytelling

Magnus

In 2004 Magnus Carlsen set himself a goal: he decided to become the Chess World Champion! From more than 500 hours of footage, the filmmakers follow Magnus on his journey from the age of a small boy, through successes and setbacks, personal sacrifices, friendships and not least a supportive family. The film provides intimate insights into one of the world’s most intelligent human beings, and will be engaging both for regular audiences and not least the more than 600 million chess players all over the world.

Magnus is the story of the very different boy who chose to go his own way, and became World Champion in Chess only 22 years old. The film follows him intimately during all the decisive moments, from his very first chess moves, to winning the world championship in Chennai in 2013.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Magnus
  • Director
    Benjamin Ree
  • Producer
    Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
  • Writers
    Benjamin Ree & Linn-Jeanethe Kyed
  • Photo
    Benjamin Ree
  • Playtime
    1 h. 15 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Moskus Film, Main Island Production & VGTV
  • Distributor
    Nordisk Film Distribusjon

Mamma

On new years eve Amanda (24) gets an ultimatum from her mother: «Either you’ll look after Lana (6) or you can move out!» Can Amanda combine the responsibility for Lana and satisfy her own need for partying and freedom?

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mamma
  • Director
    Julia Lindström
  • Producer
    August Falch Sørheim
  • Writers
    Amy Black Ndiaye
  • Photo
    Kristian Jaran Engelsen
  • Actors
    Ane ulimoen Øverli, Marte Germaine Christensen & Vanessa Vuijsters
  • Playtime
    25 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    The Norwegian Film School

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

The only thing wilder than Robert Mapplethorpe photographs was his own life. He was obsessed with the magical, and especially what he saw as magic in photography and sex. He pursued both with a tireless thirst. “Look at the Pictures” were the words politician Jesse Helms used to condemn Mapplethorpe’s work. 25 years later this award-winning documentary does just that, based on directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s unlimited access to both his work and his archives. Mapplethorpe had hundreds of lovers, but only a few were important relationships in his life, and all of these are helping to tell the story about him in this movie.

The most prominent voice in the film, howerver, is Mapplethorpe’s own. Thanks to a variety of newfound interviews he is our narrator; completely open and shockingly honest when he talks about his life, love and work. Seen through his eyes there was a connection between everything – that constituted the complete artwork.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
  • Director
    Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
  • Producer
    Mona Card, Katharina Otto-Bernstein
  • Photo
    Mario Panagiotopoulos, Huy Truong
  • Actors
    Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Mapplethorpe, Fran Lebowitz, Patti Smith
  • Playtime
    1 h. 48 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA/Germany
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Film Manufacturers, World of Wonder Productions
  • Sale
    Dogwoof Global
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

Marguerite

She loves to sing for her friends, despite a lack of musicality. Both her friends and husband have let her live the lie that she is a good singer. The problems start when she decides to perform for a real audience… at the opera. The film is loosely based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.

  • Program
  • Original title
    MARGUERITE
  • Director
    Xavier Giannoli
  • Producer
    Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
  • Writers
    Marcia Romano, Xavier Giannoli
  • Photo
    Glynn Speeckaert
  • Actors
    Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau Christa Theret, Denis Mpunga, Sylvain Dieuaide
  • Playtime
    2 h. 9 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    France/Czech Republic/Belgium
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Fidélité Films
  • Distributor
    Europafilm

Mausoleum

Mausoleum tells a tragicomic story of the patologist Aleksei Abrikosov, who embalmed Lenins body and in theory managed to overcome death…  so his further existence has been permanently attached to Lenin’s corpse. The story follows Abrikosov’s and his apprentice’s crazy night, when they have to solve a critical problem with Lenin’s body just prior to the holy celebration of communist First of May. Welcome to Moscow of 1936 and into the world of Stalinist terror, where human life doesn’t have more value than a fly.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mausoleum
  • Director
    Lauri Randla
  • Producer
    Peeter Urbla, Osku Pajamäki
  • Writers
    Lauri Randla
  • Photo
    Peter Salovaara
  • Actors
    Victor Kotovicz v. Lahnberg, Aleksandr Okunev, Sergei Furmanjuk, Matti Onnismaa
  • Playtime
    26 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Estland/Finland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Aalto ELO Film School, Helsinki

Midnight Special

For hver mil Roy og hans åtte år gamle sønn reiser bringer de oss nærmere sin utrolige historie. Etter hvert forstår vi hvorfor denne gutten med ekstraordinære krefter må bære beskyttende briller. Vi lærer også hvorfor religiøse ekstremister er interessert i ham, og hvorfor både det lokale politiet og Amerikanske myndigheter er rett i hælene på far og sønn. Midnight Special er en blanding av science-fiction og en familie saga, den utforsker strukturene av vold og paranoia i småby-Amerika, og viser hvilken påvirkning konservative sekter og det aggressive statsapparatet har i møte med den enkelte personen. Vi får se hvor langt en far vil gå i å lede sin sønn til en skjebne som også kan avgjøre skjebnen til hele verden.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Midnight special
  • Director
    Jeff Nichols
  • Producer
    Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
  • Writers
    Jeff Nichols
  • Photo
    Adam Stone
  • Actors
    Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp
  • Playtime
    1 t. 51 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Warner Bros. Pictures / Tri-State Pictures
  • Distributor
    Warner Bros. Entertainment

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike and Dave are two brothers who love to party. They place a personal ad on the internet to find respectable girls who can be their partners when their little sister is getting married in Hawaii. What they imagine as a trip with lots of fun and partying ends up being turned on its head when the two girls are revealed as an uncontrollable and wild duo.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Director
    Jake Szymanski
  • Producer
    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.
  • Writers
    Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan O´Brien
  • Photo
    Matthew Clark
  • Actors
    Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DeVine, Stephen Root, Sugar Lyn Beard
  • Playtime
    1 h. 38 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment.
  • Distributor
    Twentieth Century Fox Norway

Mustang

Weekend dad Kim-André is trying to be the perfect father for his daughter Mina, but he is forced to deal with his own mother when she steals his winning ticket – a newly restored Ford Mustang.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Mustang
  • Director
    Jon Carlstedt
  • Producer
    Kristoffer Sindre Vittersø
  • Writers
    Harald Mæle JR.
  • Photo
    Catharina Natalie Wandrup
  • Actors
    John Emil Jørgensrud, Marti Adeleide Andreassen, Mina Bakstad Zunic & Anders Dahlberg
  • Playtime
    23. min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

My Neighbor Totoro

Mei and Satsuki move to the countryside together with their father. This means the start of a new adventure for the two sisters. One day, when Satsuki is away at school, Mei spots a strange animal hide beneath the house. She follows it into some sort of tunnel under a vast camphor tree, and soon she encounters Totoro! He is the guardian of the forest – sleepy, playful and very kind. Luckily for Mei it isn’t only she who knows about Totoro, because when Mei gets lost one day, Satsuki gets help from Totoro to find her again. Suddenly their everyday lives are filled with magical adventures together with the giant forest god!

My Neighbor Totoro is a highly colourful and magical children’s film from the eventually world-famous Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Tonari no Totoro
  • Director
    Hayao Miyazaki
  • Writers
    Hayao Miyazaki
  • Actors
    Norwegian voices: Hanne Dancke, Reidun Berntsen, Agnes Fasting, Tommy Karlsen, Lena Meieran og Hedda Munthe
  • Playtime
    1h. 26 min
  • Year
    1988
  • Country
    Japan
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Studio Ghibli
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

My Plastic Menagerie

God’s kingdom is populated by dolls. There are men and there are women, and there are strict rules on how they must be paired. Torture and sentencing await those who do not follow the rules, yet there are pink dolls among the men who prefer to be with other men. To escape the wrath of God requires both wisdom and courage, and the pink dolls must fight together if they want to achieve a life of love and peace.

  • Program
  • Original title
    My Plastic Menagerie
  • Director
    Touraj Khosravi
  • Producer
    Gunnar Wille
  • Writers
    Touraj Khosravi
  • Playtime
    15 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Den danske filmskole

Nerve

The devoted student Vee DeMarco (Emma Roberts) has always led a quiet life without any big excesses. But when she is introduced to Nerve, a seemingly fun and harmless on-line game, she gets entangled in a hectic and adrenalin-filled competition where her challenges become ever more daring, while her every movement inside the game is manipulated and monitored by an internet society of anonymous «Watchers».

As Vee allows herself to be swept up in the excitement of the competition, the game takes a darker turn with increasingly dangerous challenges, which finally lead her to the final, where both hers and others’ lives are at stake.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Nerve
  • Director
    Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
  • Producer
    Anthony Katagas & Allison Shearmur
  • Writers
    Jessica Sharzer
  • Photo
    Michael Simmonds
  • Actors
    Emma Roberts, Dave Franco & Juliette Lewis
  • Playtime
    1 t. 36 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Allison Shearmur Productions
  • Distributor
    Nordisk Film Distribusjon

Off the Map

Off the Map is an action-packed road movie about a journey that a single career woman and a neglected girl from next door make towards the girl’s Grandma’s. The journey from Helsinki city to Kainuu countyside brings together three strong women of different generations, who find each other during the journey, and in the Kainuu wilderness, solutions to their problems.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Äkkilähtö
  • Director
    Tiina Lymi
  • Producer
    Nina Laurio
  • Writers
    Nina Laurio, Tiina Lymi
  • Photo
    Henri Blomberg
  • Actors
    Veera W. Vilo, Iina Kuustonen & Jussi Vatanen
  • Playtime
    1 h. 38 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Finland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Solar Films
  • Sale
    Finnish Film Foundation
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Oslo Traffic

A Norwegian woman and a woman who is a victim of sex trafficking are facing a troublesome night after accidentally killing a sex buyer.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Oslo Traffic
  • Director
    Johanna Pykkö
  • Producer
    Dag Andrè Koteng
  • Writers
    Martha Huglen Revheim
  • Photo
    August F. Sanengen
  • Actors
    Iselin Shumba & Madalina Anea
  • Playtime
    22. min
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

Our Last Tango

María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes are the most famous couple in tango history. Through the 50 turbulent years they danced together they loved and hated each other. They underwent several painful break-ups but they were always united in their passion for tango and a burning desire to develop it further. Finally Juan left María for a younger woman with whom he got two children, and it is through the now 80-year-old María’s eyes we look back on everything the two of them shared and experienced.

Our Last Tango is simply beautifully shot and in several riveting scenes the story of Maria and Juan is only told through outstandingly choreographed dance numbers. Writer-director German Kral plays on the boundaries between documentary and fiction by interviewing today’s María and Juan, and staging their story with young actors. Often the actors will discuss how they perceive the couple – with María as a partner in the conversation. Legendary auteur Wim Wenders is part of the team as executive producer, for a film that is not only a documentary

  • Program
  • Original title
    Un tango más
  • Director
    German Kral
  • Producer
    Nils Dünker, Dieter Horres, German Kral
  • Writers
    German Kral
  • Photo
    Jo Heim, Felix Monti
  • Actors
    María Nieves, Juan Carlos Copes
  • Playtime
    1 h. 25 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Argentina/Germany
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Lailaps Pictures, Horres Film + TV, German Kral Filmproduktion
  • Sale
    Wide House
  • Distributor
    KIB Media

Perfect Strangers

During a dinner party, seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. Each attendee places their cell phone on the table and agrees to make all texts and calls public in an attempt to prove that they have nothing to hide. What at first seems like a playful distraction between friends quickly turns into something much more toxic as the messages begin to reveal how little they may know about the partners and acquaintances surrounding them.

Perfect Strangers effortlessly transitions from tender comedy to piercing drama without taking away from the dialogue’s grounding sense of honesty. Throughout, Genovese provides an undeniably modern take on a classic story, examining the ways performance comes to define our public lives.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Perfetti sconosciuti
  • Director
    Paolo Genovese
  • Producer
    Marco Belardi
  • Writers
    Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini, Rolando Ravello
  • Photo
    Fabrizio Lucci
  • Actors
    Guiseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo, Valerio Mastandrea, Alba Rohrwacher
  • Playtime
    1 h. 37 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Italy
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Medusa Film
  • Distributor
    Fidalgo

Regret

Jochem has a hard time at school. Being different he gets bullied by his classmates. Only David feels sorry for him and wants to intervene, but he cannot bring himself to do it front of the others. He has so much else to busy himself with: his band, the new, cute singer, and his classmate Vera. Even when the bullying gets out of control, no one is protesting, except Vera. Then suddenly, Jochem disappears after a fateful class party, and the others begin to realise the gravity of it all.

Regret raises an important issue, showing how class dynamics can cause bullying to simply continue without anyone feeling responsible to stop it. The film won the youth award during the last year’s European Film Awards.

  • Program
  • Original title
    SPIJT!
  • Director
    Dave Schram
  • Producer
    Shooting Star Filmcompany
  • Writers
    Maria Peters, Dick van den Heuvel
  • Photo
    Erwin Steen
  • Actors
    Robin Boissevain, Dorus Witte, Stefan Collier, Charlotte Bakker, Nils Verkooijen, Rick van Elk
  • Playtime
    1 h. 35 min.
  • Year
    2013
  • Country
    Netherlands
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Shooting Star Filmcompany
  • Sale
    Mountain Road Entertainment Group
  • Distributor
    Film & Kino

Related

The father Eric, the daughter Silje and the son William are related. Silje has a big temper which makes her head grow big and red and jump off her body when she gets really furious. Her father has the same temper, but he tends to avoid conflicts and wears a big rack that keeps his head in the right place. The father finds it difficult to talk to Silje about their mutual temper and they often end up in a quarrel. The diplomat in the family, William, has blue cooling eyes that calms down Silje and the father. One day, Silje’s temper gets out of hand, and Eric has to confront the problem in order to save his family.

  • Program
  • Original title
    I familie
  • Director
    Ida Andreasen
  • Producer
    Nanna Nyboe Tabor
  • Writers
    Julie Budtz Sørensen, Ida Andreasen
  • Photo
    Jacob Sofussen
  • Actors
    Anna Lydal Laugesen, Jesper Lohmann, Pelle Falk Krusbæk
  • Playtime
    15 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Den Danske Filmskole

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is about Siem and Winnie who come from broken-up families. When Siem’s father Rik and Winnie’s mother Tosca fall in love they suddenly get an entirely new family.  During the wedding preparations the tension between their parents increases, and Siem and Winnie fear a new separation. To avoid this they decide to make an instructional video for their parents with advice on how to create a good relationship. Working on the video makes Siem and Winnie form intimate ties.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Rabarber
  • Director
    Mark de Cloe
  • Producer
    Alain De Levita
  • Writers
    Maarten Lebens
  • Photo
    Jan Moeskops
  • Actors
    Thor Braun, Nina Wyss, Korneel Evers, Fockeline Ouwerkerk, Guus Dam, Marcus Antonius
  • Playtime
    1 h. 10 min.
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    The Netherlands
  • Age limit
    6 years
  • Production
    NL Film
  • Distributor
    Film & Kino

Run

Run is an action, drama and thriller film that’s set in today’s time in Haugesund, Norway. Jan who just came out of prison and are struggling with debt, meets his old friend Olav who still are an addict. Olav leaves Jan in an act of desperation and the film rise the question “how far are you willing to go, to avoid ending up in jail?”.

 

  • Program
  • Original title
    Run
  • Director
    Cato M Ekrene
  • Writers
    Cato M Ekrene
  • Photo
    Cato M Ekrene
  • Actors
    Jørgen Langhelle, Kim Sønderholm, Enrique Ekrene, Silje Hagrim Dahl, Brigt Skrettingland, Amina Omagbemi
  • Playtime
    14
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    15 years

Sieranevada

Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo and forty days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties is about to spend the Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate the deceased. But the occasion does not go according to expectations. Forced to confront his fears and his past, to rethink the place he holds within the family, Lary finds he has to tell his version of the truth.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Sieranevada
  • Director
    Christi Puiu
  • Producer
    Anca Puiu
  • Writers
    Christi Puiu
  • Photo
    Barbu Balasoiu
  • Actors
    Mimi Branescu, Mirela Apostu & Eugeina Bosânceanu
  • Playtime
    2 h. 53 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Romania/Bosnia and Hercegovina/France/Croatia/Republic of Makedonia
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Mandragora
  • Sale
    Wild Bunch
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

Skive

Three children roam around a former industrial area in search of their big hero, Guitar Hans. Skive is a reaction to the increasing supervision of children, and speaks in favour of a freer kind of upbringing.

Soul Kitchen

Zinos, a German-Greek, runs the restaurant Soul Kitchen in an old warehouse in Hamburg. Providing enough revenue to keep the place afloat, the regular customers value the simple food prepared with deep-frying and a microwave oven. Problems are nevertheless queuing up for Zinos. His girlfriend Nadine wants him to join her on a trip to Shanghai. His criminal brother Illias is released from jail and needs a job. A dubious property developer wants to buy the warehouse. The government tax people are after him. Things do not get less chaotic when he hires the temperamental gourmet chef Shayn.

In this marvelous feelgood film Fatih Akin directs a loving and humorous gaze at the multicultural environment in Hamburg, his hometown. After the very serious success films Against the Wall and On the Other Side Akin serves a blistering celebration of his hometown, family, friendship, good food and soul music. Soul Kitchen is a film of contagious energy, food and music for the soul.

NB! Soul Kitchen is a culinary cinema screening, and Scandic Maritim is in charge of ticket sales. Ticket price NOK 595,-. Table reservations are done by contacting Scandic Maritim at post@hotelmaritim.no or phone: +47 528 63 270.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Soul Kitchen
  • Director
    Fatih Akin
  • Producer
    Fatih Akin, Ann-Kristin Homann, Klaus Maeck
  • Writers
    Fatih Akin, Adam Bousdoukus
  • Photo
    Rainer Klausmann
  • Actors
    Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Anna Bederke, Pheline Roggan, Lukas Gregorowicz
  • Playtime
    1 h. 40 min.
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    Germany/France/Italy
  • Age limit
    11 years
  • Production
    Centre National de la Cinématographie, Corazón International, Dorje Film, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Pyramide Productions
  • Sale
    The Match Factory
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Suburra

The Italian thriller Suburra takes place in Rome, where the gangster known as Samurai plans to transform the coastal area into a new Las Vegas. All the local mafia bosses have agreed to co-operate, but the peace does not last long…

From the filmmaker behind the celebrated crime TV series Gomorra comes an incredible story of crime and corruption in Italy’s capital city. The film unfolds during the days before the fall of the Berlusconi government. After an underage prostitute takes an overdose, a corrupt politician is stuck in the hands of a ruthless mafia boss. This is the starting point for a wild story moving from the streets of Rome, up to the Parliament, and even into the Vatican. Suburra became a big box office success upon release in Italy.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Suburra
  • Director
    Stefano Sollima
  • Producer
    Marco Chimenz, Gina Gardini, Giovanni Stabilini, Riccardo Tozzi
  • Writers
    Giancarlo De Cataldo & Carlo Bonini
  • Photo
    Paolo Catalano
  • Actors
    Pierfrancesco Favino, Greta Scarano, Jean- Hugues Anglade
  • Playtime
    2 h. 10 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Italy/France
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Cattleya, Rai Cinema
  • Distributor
    Fidalgo

Swiss Army Man

Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Music video gurus “The Daniels,” a.k.a. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, craft a wholly original debut feature bursting with limitless creativity both in content and form. Their consistently surprising script spans a wide range of emotions: from the ridiculously absurd to a touching exploration of what it means to be human. Given what are likely to be some of the most unique roles of their acting careers, co-leads Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe give their all to a movie that celebrates the wonder that cinema offers.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Swiss Army Man
  • Director
    Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
  • Producer
    Miranda Bailey, Lawrence Inglee, Lauren Mann, Amanda Marshall, Eyal Rimmon, Jonathan Wang, Antonia Ribeiro
  • Writers
    Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
  • Photo
    Larkin Seiple
  • Actors
    Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shane Carruth, Richard Gross
  • Playtime
    1 h. 37 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Blackbird, Cold Iron Pictures, Prettybird, Tadmor
  • Sale
    WME/ICM/UTA
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

The Committee

A Nordic collaboration is taking place. Three delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically. But the committee is in for a surprise. Instead of a sculpture, the commissioned artist presents his idea of a “Nordic Dance”. The delegates are faced with the true challenges of a democratic decision-making process. Is there something they can agree to be a Nordic movement?

The Committee is a short comedy about democratic decision-making processes, written and directed by award-winning filmmakers Gunhild Enger and Jenni Toivoniemi.

NB! The Committee is screened before the Norwegian premiere of The Day Will Come, but not before the other screenings of the film.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Committee
  • Director
    Gunhild Enger, Jenni Toivoniemi
  • Producer
    Marie Kjellson
  • Writers
    Gunhild Enger, Jenni Toivoniemi
  • Photo
    Jarmo Kiuru, Annika Summerson
  • Actors
    Cecilia Milocco, Tapio Liinoja, Kristin Groven Holmboe, Martin Slaatto, Teemu Aromaa, Ole Thomas Baal, Leo Sigelius
  • Playtime
    14 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Sweden/Finland/Norway
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Kjellson & Wik, Tuffi Films, Ape&Bjørn

The Day Will Come

The drama The Day Will Come takes place in 1967 and is the story of the inseparable brothers Elmer and Erik. The boys have been placed at the Gudbjerg orphanage since their lone mother has been struck by grave illness.

At Gudbjerg traditional methods are in use to make maladjusted kids pull themselves together, but violence and humiliation is also everyday occurrences. The director is leading by example in the disciplined treatment of the pupils and he is mercilessly enforcing his power. The shock is big for Elmer and Erik, who nevertheless have a hope for something better, and together the brothers start to plan their escape.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Der kommer en dag
  • Director
    Jesper W. Nielsen
  • Producer
    Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Louise Vesth
  • Writers
    Søren Sveistrup
  • Photo
    Erik Zappon
  • Actors
    Lars Mikkelsen, Sofie Gråbøl, Harald Kaiser Herman, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Laurids Skovgaard Andersen, Lars Ranthe
  • Playtime
    1 h. 59 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Zentropa Entertainment
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

The First, the Last

The bounty hunters Cochise and Gilou have been hired to track down a mobile phone containing embarrassing video files, which its influential owner wants back as fast as humanly possible. Simultaneously, Esther and Willy are a young couple in love making an escape with a stolen handbag and a mobile they try to use as GPS to get their bearings. They are in a hurry to reach their destination, because Esther and Willy are convinced that the world will go under and it can happen at every moment.

The First, the Last opens like an intense chase thriller with archetypal crooks, fugitives and motifs – and are even shot like a “post-western” à la No Country For Old Men – but the film is deconstructing its own genre environment and gradually transformed into a contemplative and unpredictable drama where big issues like life, death and redemption are stealing the scene.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Les premiers les derniers
  • Director
    Bouli Lanners
  • Producer
    Catherine Bozorgan, Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart
  • Writers
    Bouli Lanners
  • Photo
    Jean-Paul de Zaetijd
  • Actors
    Albert Dupontel, Bouli Lanners, Suzanne Clément, Michael Lonsdale, David Murgia, Max Von Sydow
  • Playtime
    1 h. 38 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    France/Belgium
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Versus Production
  • Sale
    Wild Bunch
  • Distributor
    Storytelling Media

The Girl With All the Gifts

In a heavily guarded compound, a small group of children are being studied in a program to discover the cure to a virus that has ravaged the globe. They are the last hope the human race has for survival.

Melanie attends school lessons daily. She is escorted to class in full body restraints and when they come for her, it is with guns drawn. Melanie and her fellow pupils are second-generation hybrids – part hungry, part human. But unlike first generation hungries, Melanie excels in the classroom, is acutely attentive, imaginative, highly intelligent and loves her teacher. When the base is overrun by hungries, Melanie escapes. Does she hold the key to unlocking a cure for the plague on course to destroy the human race?

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Girl With All the Gifts
  • Director
    Colm McCarthy
  • Producer
    Camille Gatin, Angus Lamont
  • Writers
    Mike Carey
  • Photo
    Simon Dennis
  • Actors
    Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Dominique Tipper, Anamaria Marinca, Sennia Nanua
  • Playtime
    1 h. 51 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Great Britain/USA
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Poison Chef, BFI Film Fund, Altitude Film Sales
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment Norway

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Summer 1962. Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything has been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki won the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes this year.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Hymyilevä mies
  • Director
    Juho Kuosmanen
  • Producer
    Jussi Rantamäki
  • Writers
    Mikko Myllylahti, Juho Kuosmanen
  • Photo
    Jani-Petteri Passi
  • Actors
    Jarkko Lahti, Eero Milonoff, Oona Airola
  • Playtime
    1 h. 32 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Finland/Sweden/Germany
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Aamu Filmcompany, One Two Films, Tre Vänner Produktion AB, Elokuvayhtiö Oy Aamu
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

The Infiltrator

Filmen er basert på en virkelig historie. Regjeringsagenten Robert «Bob» Mazur går dypt «undercover» for å infiltrere Pablo Escobars narkovirksomhet, som red landet som en svøpe i 1986, ved å gi seg ut for å være en glatt pengehvitvaskende forretningsmann ved navn Bob Musella. Mazur lykkes med å bli venn med Escobars toppmann Roberto Alcaino. Med seg på laget av agenter har han den impulsive og «streetwise» Emir Abreu, og en nybegynner som later som hun er hans forlovede Kathy Ertz.

Mazur risikerer alt der han begir seg inn i et ondskapsfullt kriminelt nettverk der det minste feilsteg kan koste ham livet. Han bygger opp en sak som leder til tiltale mot 85 narkobaroner og korrupte bankfolk som vasket de skitne pengene. Med i dragsuget gikk Bank of Credit and Commerce International, en av verdens største pengehvitvaskende banker.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Infiltrator
  • Director
    Brad Furman
  • Producer
    Paul M. Brennan
  • Writers
    Ellen Sue Brown
  • Photo
    Joshua Reis
  • Actors
    Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan, Joseph Gilgun, Benjamin Bratt.
  • Playtime
    2 t. 7 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Good Films
  • Sale
    Sierra Affinity
  • Distributor
    Nordisk Film Distribusjon AS

The Innocents

Mathilde is a young French doctor at a French Red Cross hospital in Poland in 1945, where her task is to aid her country’s war survivors. She is therefore reluctant to help a Polish nun who seeks her assistance. In all secrecy she lets herself be smuggled into a monastery where the nuns try to hide horrendous incidents after the so-called liberation of Poland.

With Agnus Dei Anne Fointaine has made a sober and shocking portrait of the various belief crises that arise when God’s house is torn by the terrors of war. Based on a true story, the film takes its place among the many powerful war films that depict how abuse is also perpetrated by the winning party.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Les innocentes
  • Director
    Anne Fontaine
  • Producer
    Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
  • Writers
    Sabrina B. Karine, Alice Vial, Pascal Bonitzer, Anne Fontaine
  • Photo
    Caroline Champetier
  • Actors
    Lou De Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, Eliza Rycembel
  • Playtime
    1 h. 55 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    France/Poland
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Mandarin Cinema
  • Sale
    Films Distribution
  • Distributor
    Tour de Force

The Lion Woman

This epic story starts in December 1912. The same night as her mother dies, Eva Arctander is born in a small Norwegian station town. The little girl is covered by yellow fine hairs all over her body, including the face. Her father Gustav, the station master, does not know how to be a father to a child so different. Gustav is ashamed of her, locking her inside their apartment at the station and letting Hannah the nanny take care of her upbringing. Hannah comes to love Eva and fights for her right to be treated like everyone else.

The Lion Women is a warm and engaging story about how being a different child can lead to isolation, but also how her attempts to fill her loneliness with something finally become the part out of it. The film is directed by Vibeke Idsøe, whose films include the Norwegian 1990s classic Body Troopers.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Løvekvinnen
  • Director
    Vibeke Idsøe
  • Producer
    Reza Bahar, Marcus B. Brodersen og John M.Jacobsen
  • Writers
    Vibeke Idsøe
  • Photo
    Dan Laustsen
  • Actors
    Rolf Lassgård, Kjersti Tveterås, Rold Kristian Larsen, Ole Johan Skjelbred-Knutsen, Karen- Lise Mønster & Ida Ursin- Holm
  • Playtime
    2 h. 6 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Norway
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Filmkameratene
  • Distributor
    Nordisk Film Distribusjon

The Man Who Knew Infinity

In 1930 Ramanujan arrived at Trinity College in Cambridge, as a self-taught Indian mathematician. Ramanujan forms a strong bound with his mentor, the eccentric professor G.H. Hardy, and has to fight prejudice to prove his mathematical genius to the world.

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of a friendship that changed mathematics forever. A no less than brilliant Jeremy Irons accompanies the Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel in this moving drama, where luminaries like Stephen Fry and Toby Jones have supporting roles.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Man Who Knew Infinity
  • Director
    Matthew Brown
  • Producer
    Matthew Brown, Jon Katz, Edward R. Pressman, Sofia Sondervan, Joe Thomas, Jim Young.
  • Writers
    Matthew Brown
  • Photo
    Larry Smith
  • Actors
    Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Devika Bhise, Kevin R. McNally, Jeremy Northam, Anthony Calf
  • Playtime
    1 h. 48 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Storbritannia
  • Age limit
    9 years
  • Production
    Edward R. Pressman/Animus Films, Cayenne Pepper Prods., Xeitgeist Entertainment Group, Marcys Holdings
  • Distributor
    SF Studios Norge

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The People vs. Fritz Bauer is a riveting historical thriller depicting the German Public Prosecutor Fritz Bauer’s huge effort to bring Nazi officer and war criminal Adolf Eichmann to court at the end of the 1950s.

Fritz Bauer devotes all his time and energy to bring Third Reich survivors to court. For years he has hunted down those who fled the country towards the war’s end. One day he receives a letter from Argentina, from a man who claims to know where Adolf Eichmann is. Galvanised by this promising information, and suspicious about a corrupt legal system protecting the Nazis, Bauer goes to Jerusalem to forge an alliance with Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service. Doing that is to commit treason – but also the only way Bauer can serve his country.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Der staat gegen Fritz Bauer
  • Director
    Lars Kraume
  • Producer
    Thomas Kufus
  • Writers
    Lars Kraume, Olivier Guez
  • Photo
    Jens Harant
  • Actors
    Burghart Klaussner, Michael Schenk, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Blomberg, Laura Tonke
  • Playtime
    1 h. 45 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Germany
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Zero One Film
  • Distributor
    Norsk Filmdistribusjon

The Student

The headstrong and deeply frustrated Veniamin turns his school upside down with his incessant questioning. Why should girls be allowed to use bikinis during swimming lessons? Why should sex education have a place at school? Why do they learn about the theory of evolution during biology lessons? He substantiates his radical opinions with numerous literal bible quotes and soon the Headmaster is on his team, nothing is normal at school any more – and powerlessness is growing both in Venjamin’s teacher and mother.

The highly topical The Student explores the attraction of religious extremism and a vulnerable young gang mentality in the encounter with a charismatic firebrand speaker. The film provokes and fascinates with its explicit exploration of how far we are meant to stretch religious freedom within the four walls of our schools.

  • Program
  • Original title
    (M)uchenik
  • Director
    Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Producer
    Yuriy Kozyrev
  • Writers
    Kirill Serebrennikov, Marius von Mayenburg
  • Photo
    Vladislav Opelyants
  • Actors
    Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Aleksandra Revenko, Pyotr Skvortsov, Svetlana Bragarnik
  • Playtime
    1 h. 58 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Russia
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Hype Film
  • Sale
    Wide
  • Distributor
    Fidalgo

The Trip to Italy

The comedian duo Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon undertake a culinary trip through Italy. The two friends eat themselves through Piemonte, Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, The Amalfi Coast and Capri, while discussing life’s biggest questions in highly entertaining fashion. On their previous journey, told in The Trip, it was literary greats like Wordsworth and Coleridge they referred to, and this time they follow in the footsteps of Lord Byron and Shelley, among others. Also this time we are allowed to experience some hysterical impersonations, including Michael Caine and Tom Hardy from Batman, Sean Connery, Hugh Grant, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

The Trip to Italy was rewarded with a spot in the main programme at the Sundance festival. Director Michael Winterbottom has previously won both the Golden and Silver Bear in  Berlin, and three of his films have been in the Cannes main programme.

NB! The Trip to Italy is a culinary cinema screening, and Scandic Maritim is in charge of ticket sales. Ticket price NOK 595,-. Table reservations are done by contacting Scandic Maritim at post@hotelmaritim.no or phone: +47 528 63 270.

  • Program
  • Original title
    The Trip to Italy
  • Director
    Michael Winterbottom
  • Producer
    Melissa Parmenter
  • Writers
    Michael Winterbottom
  • Photo
    James Clarke
  • Actors
    Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
  • Playtime
    1 h. 48 min.
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    Great Britain
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    BBC, Revolution Films
  • Sale
    IFC
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

The Yard

A poet and writer gets fired from his job at a local newspaper after writing a review of his own work. To make ends meet he gets a job at the shipyard, a world completely different from the one he is used to.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Yarden
  • Director
    Måns Månsson
  • Producer
    Emma Åkesdotter-Ronge
  • Writers
    Kristian Lundberg, Sara Nameth
  • Photo
    Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
  • Actors
    Anders Mossling, Hilal Shorman, Axel Roos, Robert Bengtsson, Alexandra Zetterberg, Dennis Axnér
  • Playtime
    1 h. 20 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Sweden/Germany
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Anagram, Lucky Bird Pictures
  • Sale
    The Yellow Affair
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

Things to Come

Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.

Mia Hansen-Løve’s fifth feature marks a departure from the topic of youth; instead she has chosen to explore the onset of age in a powerful yet also ironic portrait of a woman. The film revolves around questions of happiness, of having a vocation and the value or folly of established ways of living. It depicts not only one individual’s search for new avenues, it also asks if – and to what extent – philosophy can be applied to our everyday life.

  • Program
  • Original title
    L'avenir
  • Director
    Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Producer
    Charles Gasima
  • Writers
    Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Photo
    Denis Lenoir
  • Actors
    Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka
  • Playtime
    1 h. 40 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    France/Germany
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    CG Cinéma, Detailfilm, Arte France Cinéma
  • Sale
    Les Films du Losange
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment Norway

Tindra`s light

Tindra is the lighthouse keeper’s daughter. One night, while her father is out fishing, the lighthouse goes out and a boat is heading straight towards the reef. A thrilling animated short for children about a small girl taking on a big responsibility.

Toni Erdmann

When his last pupil abandons Winfried, an aging music teacher, and his dog Willi pops his clogs, he finds he no longer has any commitments in Germany and decides to head off to Bucharest. His plan being to surprise his daughter Ines, who works for an international consultancy firm. The question he puts – “Are you happy?” – initiates a chain of comic and mortifying situations that the father uses to chip away at his daughter’s self-confidence. She believes that one’s private life shouldn’t get in the way of one’s career, but how will that conviction pan out if dad, famed for his absurd sense of humour, continues to don tacky suits, alarming wigs and false teeth?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Toni Erdmann
  • Director
    Maren Ade
  • Producer
    Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach & Janine Jackowski
  • Writers
    Maren Ade
  • Photo
    Patrick Parplies
  • Actors
    Peter Simonischek & Sandra Hüller
  • Playtime
    2 h. 42 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Germany/Austria
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Production
    Komplizen Film
  • Distributor
    Arthaus

Weiner

Congressman Anthony Weiner was known as a politician who fought tenaciously for what he believed in. But he became far better known when he posted an explicit photo on his Twitter feed, forcing his resignation in 2011. Two years later, as Weiner mounted a political comeback running for Mayor of New York City, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg were there, gaining close access to his campaigns inner circle, including his wife Huma Adedin, one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides. When a fresh sex scandal breaks out, the cameras keep rolling and we get to witness a major operation of crisis management from the inside.

Nothing is staged in Weiner, but the film is brimming with dark humour and involuntary situation comedy, and plays almost like a mockumentary in the vein of In the Loop or the TV-series Veep. Or it can be described as a real-life version of The Good Wife, as we watch a political couple endure a tabloid feeding frenzy. Viewed against the backdrop of this year’s Presidential election, the film offers plenty to contemplate about the drive and endurance it takes to be a modern politician.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Weiner
  • Director
    Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
  • Producer
    Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
  • Writers
    Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli B. Despres
  • Photo
    Josh Kriegman
  • Actors
    Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Stephen Colbert, Bill de Blasio, Sydney Leathers
  • Playtime
    1 h. 36 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    USA
  • Age limit
    All years
  • Sale
    IFC Films
  • Distributor
    Tour De Force

What We Become

In the quiet Danish town of Sorgenfri, the Johansson family lead a contented life. However, their everyday routine is inexplicably shattered when a mysterious, apparently deadly flu-like virus hits the small community. As the neighbourhood is quarantined and families are held prisoner in their hermetically sealed houses, it becomes clear to teenager Gustav that he is being denied the truth about the lethal outbreak. With nothing to lose, he attempts to discover what is going on, which is more terrifying than he could have ever imagined.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Sorgenfri
  • Director
    Bo Mikkelsen
  • Producer
    Sara Namer
  • Writers
    Bo Mikkelsen
  • Photo
    Adam Philp
  • Actors
    Mille Dinesen, Ole Dupont & Marie Hammer Boda
  • Playtime
    1 h. 25 min.
  • Year
    2015
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Age limit
    15 years
  • Production
    Meta Film
  • Sale
    The Danish Film Institute
  • Distributor
    Festival import

Wolf and Sheep

11 year old Sediqa is an outsider among the shepherd children. They think she is cursed, as an evil ghost disguised as a snake bewitched her grandmother. Sediqa picks up her sheep and goats every morning and drops them in the owner’s house every evening. She dreams of having a sling, learning to swing it like the boys and hit a wolf. 11 year old Qodrat becomes the gossip topic of everyone after his mother remarries with an old man with two wives. He prefers to be alone in the most isolated parts of the mountains. This is where he meets Sediqa and they become friends, until Qodrat’s mother has to send him away.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Wolf and Sheep
  • Director
    Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • Producer
    Katja Adomeit
  • Writers
    Shahrbanoo Sadat
  • Photo
    Virginie Surdej
  • Actors
    Sediqa Rasuli, Qodratollah Qadiri, Amina Musavi, Sahar Karimi, Masuma Hussaini, Mohammad Amin
  • Playtime
    1 h. 26 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Denmark/France/Sweden/Afghanistan
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Adomeit Film, La Fabrica Nocturna Productions, Film i Väst
  • Sale
    Alpha Violet
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport

Ztripes

The zebra Zøren is the coolest dancer on the savannah – a striped John Travolta. But the hot sun calls for a cool dip, and when Zøren doesn’t wash black and white together, he throws the stripes on the banks and dives on his head in the little pond. He barely reached back to the surface before he sees that the stripes are gone. Stolen! How can he return to the flock? Is he even a zebra when he has no stripes?

  • Program
  • Original title
    Ztriwer
  • Director
    Amalie Næsby
  • Producer
    Niclas Caroc Warner
  • Writers
    Amalie Næsby, Kasper Skovsbøl, Simon Oded Weil
  • Actors
    Per Vers
  • Playtime
    10 min.
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    Danmark
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    The Danish Film School