International Spring – European Days – Scandinavian Film Week–with Hungarian and English subtitles
NICE PEOPLE (Swedish documentary, 2015, 100 min, with English and Hungarian subtitles)
Director: Karin af Klintberg, Anders Helgeson; Cinematography: Erik Vallsten
Following the first ever Somali bandy team in their struggle to reach the World Championship in Siberia 2014. The team lives and trains in Borlänge, Sweden and is coached by legendary, former bandy player Per Fosshaug and Cia Embretsen.
Budapest International Documentary Festival 2016, Audience Award
Hamburg Film Festival 2015, Audience Award T
I AM YOURS (Norwegian drama, 2013, 96 min, with English and Hungarian subtitles)
Director: Iram Haq; Cinematography: Marek Septimus Wieser, Cecilie Semec; Cast: Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace
Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her 6-year-old son Felix. She is an Norwegian Pakistani with a troublesome relationship with her family. Mina is constantly looking for love, however none of the relationships bears any hope of lasting very long. So when Mina meets Jesper, a Swedish film director, she falls head-over-heels in love.
Nordic Film Days Lübeck, 2013, NDR Prize (Main Award)
WARRIORS FROM THE NORTH (Danish documentary film, 2014, 59 min, with English subtitles)
Director: Søren Steen Jespersen, Nasib Farah
Cinematography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Warriors from the North is a relevant, agenda setting film about the radicalization of young people. The film tells the story of a group of young Somali men who want to join the Islamic fundamentalist terror organization, Al-Shabab, to become suicide bombers in Somalia. The film examines why young men in their early twenties decide to head towards this horrifying destiny.
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2015, Best Mid-Length Documentary
THE IDEALIST* (Danish thriller, 2015, 114 min, with English and Hungarian subtitles)
Director: Christina Rosendahl; Cinematography: Laust Trier-Mørk; Cast: Peter Plaugborg, Søren; Malling, Thomas Bo Larsen, Arly Jover
January 21, 1968 an American B- 52 bomber carrying nuclear warheads has just crashed on the polar ice near the US military Air Base in Danish controlled Thule, Greenland. Responsible governments proclaim the situation being under control. No cause for concern in relation to radioactive contamination or violation of foreign power’s sovereignty, nuclear policy. The case is closed. 18 years later reporter Poul Brink, suddenly runs into suspicious circumstance linking back to the 68’ nuclear accident. The ambitious reporter launches an uncompromising investigation...
Torino Film Festival 2015, Gandhi's Glasses Award - Special Mention
Beijing International Film Festival 2016, Best Director
UNDERDOG* (Swedish-Norwegian drama, 2014, 100 min, with English and Hungarian subtitles)
Director: Ronnie Sandahl; Cinematography: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt; Cast: Bianca Kronlöf, Henrik Rafaelsen, Mona Kristiansen
Dino, a young Swedish girl has fled the Swedish mass unemployment for a new life in Oslo. But like many other young immigrant Swedes she finds herself out casted and surviving on little money, irregular work and hard partying. When she lands work as a housekeeper in an upper middle-class Norwegian house she is thrown into a life very far from her own. And during a few summer weeks, the family father Steffen and his teenage daughter Ida find themselves competing in a way nobody could have predicted.
Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs, 2014, Best Actress
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2014, The Baltic Film Award for Best Nordic Feature
Chicago Film Festival, 2014, Golden Hugo, New Directors Competition
Zürich Film Festival, 2014, Critics' Choice Award
A BALLON FOR ALLAH (Norwegian documentary film, 2011, 58 min, with English subtitles)
Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, Cinematography: Nils Petter Lotherington
Norwegian-Turkish filmmaker Nefise decides to send a balloon letter to Allah in order to change the role of women in the Muslim culture. Following her grandmother’s Sufi path, she goes on a quest to find grandma’s Islam. She experiences the diversity of Cairo, Istanbul and Oslo by meeting Nawal El Saadawi, Gamal Al Banna and Asma Barlas. As she strolls through this maze, the link between the three Abrahamic religions and the oppression of women becomes clear to her.
Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011: International Ambassador Award
TRESPASSING BERGMAN (Swedish documentary, 2013, 107 min, with English subtitles)
Director: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas
Cinematography: Jonas RudströmIngmar Bergman’s home on Fårö Island occupies something of a mythical status among filmmakers. In Trespassing Bergman some of the world’s leading directors and actors, several on site at Hammars, talk about their relationship with the demon director and his films.
THE SUNFISH * (Danish drama, 2013, 100 min, with English and Hungarian subtitles)
Director: Søren Balle; Cinematography: Martin Munch; Cast: Henrik Birch, Susanne Storm, Lars Topp Thomsen, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Mikkel Vadsholt
Kesse is a third generation fisherman who lives in a small and windblown town in northern Jutland. Times are changing and new fishery policies are pressuring the local fishermen. As a result Kesse is desperately struggling to keep his heads above water. He is forced to find more notorious ways of making ends meet, which in turn leads him to meet the marine biologist Gerd. Despite obvious differences, they fall head over heels in love and Kesse is suddenly faced with the difficult choice of whether to continue fighting for the life he knows so well, or to start anew.
Bodil Awards 2015, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26F5D3lybpg
Admission to all movies: 500 HUF
Program of the International Spring – European days
Organizers: Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Norway, Embassy of Sweden, University of Pécs – Centre for International Relations
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