Presented by Transylvania International Film Festival (June 9-18, 2023, Cluj-Napoca) nordic focusa complex program dedicated to rich, diverse and innovative Nordic cinematography Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, IcelandThe program marks a collaboration with Gothenburg Film Festival Film institutions in all five countries.
In 2023, Transilvania IFF will continue its traditional international partnerships and offers carte blanche to the curator of Gothenburg Film Festivall Contribute to the selection of Nordic Focus. Founded 40 years ago, Gothenburg FF is the region’s most important film event, with a generous platform for contemporary Nordic cinema, including dedicated competitions and industry events.
Gothenburg Film Festival Artistic Director Jonas Holmberg said: “The Gothenburg Film Festival is dedicated to supporting Nordic films and filmmakers to gain international recognition. It’s an honor and I’m really looking forward to taking this opportunity to get an interesting glimpse into the wide variety of contemporary Nordic cinema.”
Nordic Focus also of Swedish Film Institute, Danish Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, Norwegian Film Institute, Icelandic Film Center. The program includes over 25 screenings, film concerts, special guests, events and exhibitions.
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Sith (dir. Jalmari Helander, Finland, 2022). Set in 1944, the film tells the story of an ex-soldier who discovers a significant amount of gold in the frozen lands of Lapland when his plans are violently interrupted by Nazi troops retreating to Germany. It’s the plot of a fierce battle between a seemingly solid Finn and a Nazi avenger.compared by critics Inglourious Basterds (Directed by Quentin Tarantino, 2009) With its rhythm and humor, Sith It premiered at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and won multiple awards at the 2022 Sitges Film Festival. “The film, without losing its essence, is filled with hilarious moments, totally free sequences and beautiful images all at the same time. […] A journey in which the director maintains and strengthens his determination and strength from the very beginning to create a film that is as visually powerful as it is captivating, bizarre and deft at the same time. (Cineuropa).
driving mom (dir. Hilmar Oddsson, Iceland, 2022). A middle-aged man who travels with his mother even after her mother’s death in order to fulfill her last wish. The unusual adventure turned out to be an initiation, full of revelations and humor. driving mom Winner of the Grand Prix at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2022.
Sick of Myself (directed by Christopher Bolgli, Norway, 2022). When her boyfriend becomes famous as a contemporary artist and attracts the attention of the world, the young woman in Oslo becomes jealous and begins to make extreme gestures to gain people’s attention and sympathy. Part of the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Official Selection.
sorrow triangle The great winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2022, Ruben Ostlund (Director, Sweden, 2022) will also be shown in the programme.
The Nordic Focus of the Transilvania IFF is Swedish Embassy in Bucharest, Royal Danish Embassy in Romania, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Romania, Finnish Embassy in Romania. This program Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature – Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca.
More information about Nordic Focus and the Transilvania IFF 2023 program will be announced soon.
The 22nd Transylvania International Film Festival will take place from June 9th to 18th, 2023 in Cluj-Napoca.
https://www.romaniajournal.ro/spare-time/nordic-cinema-celebrated-at-transilvania-international-film-festival-2023/ Nordic Films Celebrated at Transylvania International Film Festival 2023