Nordic House

NORDIC FILM FOCUS The film days of Nordic Film Focus will be held in collaboration with the Reykjavík Feminist Film Festival on the 13th-15th. January 2023. Nordic Film Focus is an annual collaboration between the Nordic House in Reykjavík and the Nordic embassies in Iceland. The program in the Nordic House focuses on Nordic female directors and darkness and horror as subjects. Recent Nordic films will be shown and a panel will be held with directors and other representatives of the films.

13. January

In Between/Mellanrumsfruar - Feature film

13. January - 16:00

A surreal comedy about the art of survival in between. Normality is the absence of hallucinations. Chaos only corresponds with chaos.

Directed by Lisa Fjellman & Anna Lönn Franko

Runtime/79 minutes

Networking party & Sister Awards

13. January - 18:30

A chance for film professionals to meet and make connections for future opportunities. The winners for this year’s Sister Awards will be announced by the jury and awards given.

Sister Awards Screening

13. January - 20.00

The awarded films in each category of The Sister Awards will be screened, the best fiction short, the best documentary short, the best experimental short, the best animation short & the best horror short. 

Wildland/Kød og Blod - Feature film

13. January - 21:15

Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. The home is filled with love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life.

Directed by Jeanette Nordahl

Runtime/90 minutes

14. January

Lucil H. Retrospective - Shorts

14. January - 13:00

Nordic shorts Selection 1

14. January - 13:30

Shorts by women from our neighboring Nordic countries, ranging from delightful comedies to wake up calls about the world’s most pressing issues.

Dance My Doll, directed by Jasmijn Kooijman

It Blooms At Night, directed by Jasmijn Kooijman

Catcave Hysteria, Angelika Abramovitch

Marketplace, directed by Andrea Rut Pedersen

Midnight Driving, directed by Miranda Lunnerhag

Runtime/54 minutes

Rep of Women + LGBTQ in TV - Feature Doc

14. January - 15:00

Journey to Our Likeness + Q&A - Feature Doc

14. January - 17:15

Hope - Feature Film

14. January - 19:00

The relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis.

Directed by Maria Sødahl

Runtime/130 minutes

15. January

Guðrún - Icelandic shorts - Q&A

15. January - 12:30

Shorts by Icelandic women, ranging from documentaries and character studies to comedies and animation. After the screening there will be a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Children Of The Quota System, directed by Björg Elínar Sveinbjörnsdóttir

Díflissudúfa, directed by Tatjana Dís Aldísar Razoumeenko

Cow, directed by Þórey Mjallhvít H. Ómarsdóttir

Mother, directed by Anna Karen Knight

Dóttir, directed by Erna Ísabella Bragadóttir

Runtime/84 minutes

Broken Glass/Glerbrot - TV film

15. January - 14:30

Maria is somewhat of a rebel and problem child. Her mother died and her father remarried some awful lady, and Maria isn’t happy at all. She takes a drug overdose and winds up in a home for other girls with problems, but the two women who run the place turn out to be not quite the ladies they seemed. Maria knows she can’t stay there very long, and starts planning her escape.

Directed by Kristín Jóhannesdóttir

Runtime/50 minutes

WOFFF UK shorts - Q&A

15. January - 15:30

Shorts from our collaborator Women Over Fifty Film Festival. 

Jazmin, directed by Nicole Sullivan

The Birth Of Valerie Venus, directed by Sarah Clift

The Honeys and Bears, directed by Veena Rao

From Pasture into Hands, directed by Þurý Bára Birgisdottir

AndYet, directed by Lucretia Knapp & Lynne Yamamoto

Housemaid #2, directed by Roxanne Stam

What is Left – That also goes, directed by Caroline Penn

Stay with Her, directed by Yang Chen

Walks With Me, directed by Kati Kallio

Runtime/120 minutes

Nordic Shorts Selection 2

15. January - 18:30

The Things We Hide In Silence - Feature documentary

15. January - 19:30

Directed by Anda Chiriac

Runtime/90 minutes