Nordic Look 2013 invites everyone to watch Nordic films
- Created: 23 May 2013
For the third year in a row, spring will bring the creative industries series Nordic Look to Tallinn. This year the series will focus on the film industry and offer all cinema fans the opportunity to watch Nordic art house films at the Rooftop Cinema (Katusekino) and Kino Sõprus in Tallinn from 3-9 June.
The Swedish documentary Palme (2012, directed by Kristina Lindsträm and Maud Nycander) about former Prime Minister Olof Palme will be screened for the first time in Estonia at the Kino Sõprus on 4 June. Audiences in Sweden loved this moving film, which takes a look at the charismatic Palme, his childhood, his controversial rise to the position of leader of the Social Democrats until his murder on 28 February 1986 in Stockholm.
The Finnish documentary Punaisen metsän hotelli or 'Red Forest Hotel' (2012) will be introduced by its director Mika Koskinen at the Kino Sõprus on 6 June. In his new film Koskinen looks at whether the new environmentally sound reforms of authoritarian China could be a green example to the rest of the world. However, the project takes a surprising turn when Chinese government officials prevent Koskinen from going to a tree plantation in the Guangxi province.
The Rooftop Cinema and Kino Sõprus will screen feature films and documentaries from all five Nordic countries during the week. The Nordic embassies in Estonia have helped bring the films to audiences here. The organisers of Nordic Look 2013 are particularly pleased that Estonian viewers will also have the chance to see the Swedish documentary Sugar Man (2012, directed by Malik Bendjelloul).
More information about the films, the cinema schedules and tickets is available here.