Five weeks of artistic ambition. Five weeks of cultural exchange. Five films. Five panel discussions. The five Nordic Embassies in the U.S., WIFT International and WIFV Washington DC are presenting a digital screening series of radiant Nordic films and fascinating panel discussions!
The Nordic countries have a proud history of embracing gender equality. We invite you to join us to hear and celebrate bold, creative and distinctive female voices and artists.
During five weeks between February 2 and March 3, we will screen five films from across the Nordic countries, meet their directors and host five conversations with Nordic and American filmmakers. Themes range from living and creating freely to borderless filmmaking, from women who define their own reality to those making our blood boil. Meet Sundance-winner Ísold Uggadóttir, May el-Toukhy, Academy Award-contender Zaida Bergroth and Samí-director Suvi West; actresses The Bridge-lead Sofia Helin, Queen of Hearts-lead Trine Dyrholm, and many more.
Every week, you will have the chance to watch a contemporary Nordic film between Tuesday and Wednesday/Thursday and meet the filmmakers online for a Q&A. Furthermore, there will be themed conversations available globally online each Wednesday.
Week 5: BORDERS & BOUNDARIES
March 2-4: And Breathe Normally (dir. Ísold Uggadóttir, Iceland, 2018)
Two women’s lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track. Registration opens on Monday, February 15.
March 3, 3:00-4:30 PM (EST): Q&A and panel discussion
How do filmmakers influence physical, geographical, and emotional boundaries? Registration opens on Monday, February 15.
You can find more information about the other events on the webpage.