Delhi to host first ever Nordic-Baltic Youth Film Festival
(7 months ago)
New Delhi , Nov.11 : Nordic-Baltic Embassies are all set to host the first ever Nordic- Baltic youth film festival in Delhi in collaboration with India Habitat Centre from 13- 18 November 2017. Shows will be free of cost and will be held from 6.30 pm every evening.
Nordic-Baltic countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden) are tied together geographically and historically through trade, culture and many common yet diverse value systems. Through this film festival, the Embassies of these countries carry the bond further, reaching out to the culturally rich Delhi audiences.
This platform offers a great opportunity for Nordic Baltic countries to reflect on the similarities and appreciate their differences. It will also prove to be a platform to enhance people-to-people relations and share the thrill, excitement and experience of watching films together.
The festival will offer a diverse mix of some of the most celebrated and Oscar nominated movies from the Nordic-Baltic region. These films are a collection of dreams, passion, fear, fun and joy.
From action movies to family films to documentaries, the collection offers something for everyone's taste. Full screening schedule can be seen below:
.Land of Mine (Denmark):An Oscar-nominated film about young German prisoners of war who, after World War II, are forced to clear a beach from land mines by a Danish Sergeant.
.Face to Face (Iceland): With a strong will, courage and a good heart, a young girl faces her classmate and bully.
Zero Point (Estonia) (7.45 p.m. onwards): As an outcast in school and with a sick mom, Johannes must improve his life by reforming himself.
The Excursionist (Lithuania): A young girl escapes from a deportee train and starts the long journey back to her homeland.
Tsatsiki, Dad and the Olive War (Sweden): Tsatsiki is a curious boy with a Swedish mom, a far away Greek dad and a lot of questions.
The Lesson (Latvia) (8.15 p.m. onwards): A teacher goes too far when she tries to befriend her class and falls in love with a student.
The Wave (Norway): The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground.
Hobbyhorse Revolution (Finland): A quirky documentary about teenagers who bond through riding and grooming toy horses.