Though there’s scarcely any mention of it online, I’ve just been notified about a monthly screening series of Finnish and Icelandic films that takes place at the NFB Mediatheque (150 John St.). Tickets for the Icelandic films are $8, while the Finnish ones screen for free. All screenings begin at 7:00pm. Here’s the schedule for the 2009-2010 series:
- Wednesday September 30 – Opening Reception at 6:00pm, followed by White Night Wedding (Bruðguminn) (Iceland, 2008, Baltasar Kormakur)
- Wednesday October 28 – Bad Boys (Pahat Pojat) (Finland, 2003, Aleksi Makela)
- Wednesday November 25 – Country Wedding (Sveitabrúðkaup) (Iceland, 2008, Valdís Óskarsdóttir) (review)
- Wednesday January 27 – Brothers (Broidit) (Finland, 2003, Esa Illi)
- Wednesday February 24 – Quiet Storm (Veðramót) (Iceland, 2007, Gudny Halldórsdóttir)
- Wednesday March 31 – For the Living and the Dead (Eläville ja kuolleille) (Finland, 2005, Kari Paljakka)
- Wednesday April 28 – Selection of Icelandic short films
If you’re a fan of Nordic cinema, and why wouldn’t you be, put these dates in your calendar right now and maybe I’ll see you at one of the screenings.
Nordic Nights is presented by the Finnish and Icelandic consulates in Toronto as well as the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto.