Le festival précise:
“From the Swedish invasion of Hollywood in the silent film era to Denmark's Dogma 95 movement: the Nordic region has made formidable contributions to world cinema. Because of this, With its focus on Nordic Cinema, Film Fest Gent aims to look beyond the ‘krimi-wave' the region is currently most known for.
‘By dedicating our film program to Nordic Cinema, we aim to show that strong, intelligent and moving drama from the countries of the Northern Lights is not restricted to crime literature and popular TV series, but can also be found in the present-day film production of the area’, says Artistic Director Patrick Duynslaegher. ‘With movies that are not as heavy and dark as one might expect, filled with deadpan humor, psychological finesse, tantalizing sensuality, weird comedy and a heavy portion of social commitment. Scandinavian, Finnish and Icelandic filmmakers masterfully succeed in reconciling their various artistic inspirations to the ever-changing commercial needs, which often makes it difficult to pinpoint their style.’
Some confirmed film titles from the Nordic Focus are the Swedish Yarden (The Yard) by Måns Månsson, the Swedish/Norwegian/Danish drama Den allvarsamme leken (A Serious Game) by Star Wars ‘actress turned director’ Pernilla August and, in line with its strong tradition of children’s films, the Norwegian Solan & Ludwig: The Big Cheese Race by Rasmus A. Sivertsen.”
PS: Les films seront présentés sans sous-titres en français, mais seulement en anglais et en néerlandais.