The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival returns for its 9th season in Ottawa, with Iceland’s Woman at War starting things off this Wednesday at 7pm. Presented by the Canadian Film Institute in collaboration with the embassies of the Baltic-Nordic nations, the festival features eight contemporary films showcasing the unique perspective one can only see by standing at the top of the world.
The Bright Nights Festival presents a collection of films that juxtapose the bleak, the dark, and the edgy with the hilarious, the eclectic, the personal, and always the intriguing. These incredible stories form a festival unlike any other, and an opportunity that comes only once a year. What better way to say goodbye to winter?
Film festival schedule
Wednesday, March 20
Iceland: Woman at War at 7pm (Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 | 100 mins)
Thursday, March 21
Latvia: Merija’s Journey at 7pm (Dir. Kristine Zelve, 2018 | 82 minutes)
Friday, March 22
Norway: The King’s Choice at 7pm (Dir. Erik Poppe, 2016 | 133 minutes)
Saturday, March 23
Finland: Hobbyhorse Revolution at 4:30pm (Dir. Selma Vilhunen, 2018 | 90 minutes)
Denmark: Darling at 6:30pm (Dir. Birgitte Staermose, 2017 | 103 minutes)
Sweden: Ravens at 8:30pm (Dir. Jens Assur, 2017 | 107 minutes)
Sunday, March 24
Estonia: Arvo Pärt: Even If I Lose Everything at 4pm (Dorian Supin, 2016 | 89 minutes)
Lithuania: Owl Mountain at 6:30pm (Audrius Juzènas, 2018 | 135 minutes)
The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival takes place at the Alma Duncan Salon (level 3) at the Ottawa Art Gallery (entrance from 10 Daly Avenue or 50 Mackenzie King Bridge). A full festival pass is $60 for all 8 films. General admission is $14, discount admission is $10. Tickets are available in advance online and at the box office. Advance tickets guarantee you a seat up to 15 minutes before the posted screening time. The box office opens one half hour before each screening.