Nordic Lights Film Festival in Seattle, Washington

The Nordic Heritage Museum is pleased to present the first annual Nordic Lights Film Festival! Join us Oct. 23-25 for contemporary, award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden to SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall

Admission is $7 for Members; $10 for non-members. Admission to the children’s feature (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.) is discounted: $8 for adults, $6 for adult Members, $4 for children. A festival pass is available for $50 for Members; $60 for non-members. All movies are subtitled.

All ticket holders are cordially invited to the opening reception including welcoming remarks and refreshments.

Film Festival Schedule:

FRIDAY, October 23:

7:00 Opening reception

7:30 Everlasting Moments (Sweden and Denmark)

SATURDAY, October 24:

10:00 My Uncle Loved the Color Yellow (Sweden), Mystery of the Wolf (Finland)

1:00 Misty Mountain (Iceland), Herdswoman (Sweden/Sami)

3:00 Lights in the Dusk (Finland)

7:30 When Elvis Came to Visit (Sweden), Flame and Citron (Denmark)

SUNDAY, October 25:

2:00 Family Reunion (Iceland), The World in Denmark (Denmark)

3:30 Little Man (Denmark), Back Soon (Iceland)

7:00 Black Ice (Finland)

9:00 Mr. Mustache (Norway), Dead Snow (Norway)

About the Films:

Back Soon (Iceland)

Anna Hallgrimsdottir, a poetess, dishwasher, and marijuana dealer in her late thirties, lives in Reykjavik with her two sons. This humorous look at Icelandic life follows Anna over 48 hours as she sells her drug business.

Black Ice (Finland)

Black Ice is a suspenseful drama about an unlikely relationship between two women. The main char-acters, Saara and Tuuli, are irresistible and unpredictable women of equal strength who are both connected to the same man.

Dead Snow (Norway)

The group of friends had all they would need for a successful Easter vacation: cabin, skis, snowmobile, toboggan, copious amounts of beer, and a fertile mix of the sexes. Certainly, none of them had anticipated not returning home alive! However, the Nazi-zombie battalion haunting the mountains surrounding the aptly named Oksfjord (Axefjord) had other plans…

Everlasting Moments (Denmark and Sweden)

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working-class Swedish woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. Directed by Lars Troell

Family Reunion (Iceland)

A modern-day coming-out story about a young Icelandic woman living in New York, returning to Iceland for a family reunion. How will the family take her news?

Flame and Citron (Denmark)

In occupied Denmark, resistance fighters Flame and Citron are charged with liquid-ating Danish informers. In the struggle for freedom, all zones appear gray, and it becomes increasingly unclear who is friend and who is foe. Based on true events.

Herdswoman (Sweden)

Herdswoman is about three Sami women to whom reindeer herding is not only an occupation but a way of life. The film explores the vulnerability of indigenous peoples in modern society and conflicts surrounding rights to land and water.

Lights in the Dusk (Finland)

Koistinen, a lonely night watchman, is exploited by criminal elements because of his longing for love. This movie, directed by acclaimed Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, concludes the trilogy that started with Drifting Clouds and continued with The Man Without a Past. Directed by Aki Kaurismaki

Little Man (Denmark)

Eight-year-old Mathias is writing an essay for school entitled “How to Understand Women”. His fieldwork turns out to be quite difficult.

Misty Mountain (Iceland)

While based in a remote NATO radar station in Iceland in the late 1960s, Warren occasionally time traveled into the future, to the year 2006. Now, as his former destination in time becomes his present, he returns to prevent the death of the woman he fell in love with during his travels

Mr. Mustache (Norway)

Mr. Mustache is a film about men and their mustaches. Through several interviews woven together as a lively collage, the film’s ten participants convey both the disadvantages and positive effects of the hair growing beneath their noses.

My Uncle Loved the Color Yellow (Sweden)

A tragicomic short about a moving relationship between a boy and a rather special uncle.

Mystery of the Wolf (Finland)

A family film set in the wilderness of Finnish Lapland. Twelve-year-old Salla defends the wolves that are a threat to the local livelihood, reindeer husbandry.

When Elvis Came to Visit (Sweden)

An intimate film about a small, yet momentous, meeting in Sweden between Lukas and the young boy Elvis, whose parents are from Iran. Lukas, not an immigrant-friendly person, tries to keep his distance, but the young boy’s innocence gradually affects him.

The World in Denmark (Denmark)

With an even-keeled narrative, Max Kestner’s film takes us on a kaleidoscopic tour around Denmark.

Tickets are available through the SIFF Cinema Box Office at www.siff.net or (206) 464-5830. SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall is located at 321 Mercer Street in Seattle.

For information, please contact Charlotte Lehmann at (206) 789-5707, ext 21., or email her at

charlotte@nordicmuseum.org.

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