The Nordic Film Festival is proud to announce their third year line up, with 24 competing films of Nordic and International decent. 83% of the films have female producers, directors and writers! The opening night feature is the international premiere of Finland’s and ‘Man and a Baby’, directed by Marja Pyykkö. That will screen at 7pm at the renowned Scandinavia House on Park Avenue, New York.
#MovieMatters | Liv Karin Dahlstrøm?s Award winning Film Women and Wine Takes Home The Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival
Director Liv Karin Dahlstrøm and Producer Isak Eymundsson has been sweeping the boards at film festivals throughout the world, having been selected for 13 festivals and taking home the Oscar qualifying award at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film stars the well-known and popular Norwegian actress Marit Adeleide Andreassen.
I defy anyone with an active conscience and a definitive moral of what is right and what is wrong to watch Detroit and not find it very difficult and uncomfortable to sit through; especially if you’re black. Having to watch anyone, human or animal be subjected to systematic brutality especially at the hands of people who’re supposed to protect and serve you.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Will Poulter and Jason Mitchell.
Released: August 25
Kathryn Bigelow-directed “Detroit” recounts a harshly intense chapter in United States history where vigilant and prejudice police office Philip Krauss (Will Poulter) raids the Alger Motel in Detroit, Michigan in search of a notorious sniper.
A Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic take stock of their lives in contemporary London in Atul Malhotra’s coming of age comedy drama Amar Akbar & Tony. This landmark independent film is the first western film to feature a turbaned Sikh in the lead.
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Cast: Rena Nónen, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Daisuke Ono, Megumi Han, Shigeru Ushiyama and Mayumi Shintani.
Released: June 30 (United Kingdom)
I didn’t want to allow myself to be at all encouraged to give this movie a low rating based purely on the reviews I had read of it prior to being invited to a press screening. I couldn’t call myself a die-hard Tupac Shakrur fan. I had my favourite tracks (notably California Love, Happy Home, Changes, How Do You Want It and Ballad of a Dead Soldier to name but a few) and I loved him in his movie roles. I also took the time to read ‘The Rose That Grew From Concrete’ ; so I was indeed schooled in his analytical and literary sides too. However, like many women I was often caught up by the sheer beauty of the man. Aesthetically; he was almost perfect (if not perfect) and was a multi-faceted, multi- talented, and multi- platinum selling artist, actor and writer. He achieved so much in his short but not short of events life and although I ultimately knew of his beginnings, middle and untimely end; I welcomed a little deeper insight into his story.