Tag: Film

New Nordic Cinema: “Virgin Mountain/Fúsi”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark, 2015). Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is 43 and still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he has yet to find the courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks...

/ March 9, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Paris of the North/París Norðusins”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Iceland, 2015). Recovering alcoholic Hugi (Björn Thors) struggles to establish a sober and sane existence in a tiny Icelandic village against the stunning backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains. Hugi is a primary-school...

/ March 4, 2016

Russian Film Series: “12”

From the Harriman Institute: In Moscow, 12 jurors weigh the fate of a teenager (Apti Magamaev) accused of murdering his stepfather. They represent a cross-section of modern Russia’s fractured society: an indecisive television producer, a flashy musician, a bigoted cabbie,...

/ March 3, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: “Paris of the North/París Norðusins”

From Scandinavia House: Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (Iceland, 2015). Recovering alcoholic Hugi (Björn Thors) struggles to establish a sober and sane existence in a tiny Icelandic village against the stunning backdrop of majestic snow-capped mountains. Hugi is a primary-school...

/ March 2, 2016

Goran Radovanović’s “Enclave”

A screening of “Enclave” followed by a Q&A with director Goran Radovanović. From the Harriman Institute: A Christian boy, determined to create a proper community burial for his late grandfather, crosses enemy lines and makes friends among the Muslim majority...

/ March 1, 2016

German Movie Night: “Lila Lila”

Alain Gsponer’s 2009 film follows the love-struck David, who impresses his beloved, the literature student Marie, when he publishes a novel. Too bad it isn’t his …

/ February 26, 2016

Kino Polska: New Polish Cinema

The Polish Cultural Institute and BAMcinématek present a four-day, six-film series of new films from Poland. Lineup includes the New York premiere of Malgorzata Szumowska’s Body, which won Best Director at the 2015 Berlinale, and Summer Solstice (trailer above), directed...

/ February 25, 2016

New Nordic Cinema: Films from the Faroe Islands

A screening of recent work by Faroese filmmakers. $10 admission. Buy tickets ahead of time here.

/ February 24, 2016

“Donoma”

From La Maison Française: This highly original film was produced by an artists’ collective on a budget of 150 euros, creating a buzz when it premiered at Cannes, and earning the Prix Louis-Delluc for best first film (2010). It weaves...

/ February 24, 2016
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A cinematic introduction to Sápmi

The arctic landscapes of Sápmi bear a surprising resemblance to my native New Mexico. The sky opens up; the vegetation retreats, as though satisfied to play a supporting role in the visual drama; in both places, the uninterrupted vista is...

/ February 20, 2016