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The Nordic Film Club in Berlin is Entering its 10th Season

A Selection of Movies from the Nordic Countries are Being Screened at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin

January 22nd, 2016
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In a colaboration between the Nordic embassies and the Kulturhus Berlin, a series of events are taking place under the title of ‘The Nordic Film Club’. Since the start of 2006, the well visited events have been sucessful in providing the people of Berlin with insights into the different aspects of the Nordic film world. 124 films selected from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden have been viewed over the years and now it’s that time again. The film club this year is celebrating their 10th season and on January 13th the Danish movie Nordvest (Northwest) from 2013 was screened.

The film is directed by Michael Noer and portrays life in the rough neighborhood of Nordvest in Copenhagen. In the spotlight is 18 year old Casper who, despite his young age, already is a practiced burglar. He wants to be sucessful in life but can’t seem to get there, at least not leagally. When the opportunity arises to stop working for his boss Jamal and instead start doing business with Bjørn, who is involved in more serious crime, he takes it. At first it seems to be going well, but it soon turns out to be a big mistake.

Michael Noer is a Danish filmmaker who, after attending the Danish Film School, specialized in documentary filming. He has over the years won several prizes for his work, in both Danish and International competitions, among them the Nordic Film Award in 2010 for his movie R.

The upcoming films to be shown following Nordvest are two Icelandic movies: Hemma on January 27th and París Norðusins on February 10th. Films are usually shown every second Wednesday in their original version with subtitles. The entrance fee is 5 € (discounted price € 3) for a movie night and a card for 3 months costs 15 € (discounted price 12 €), while members of the Kulturhus Berlin enter for free. The films are to be shown at the Nordic Embassies in Felleshus on Rachstrasse 1.

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References and Links

Hanna Lindholm, News from Berlin
Berlin Global