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January 18-24 2021

Northern shorts to Russian screens

THE TOUNGES by Director Marja Bål Nango is one of the films being screened online for Russian audiences.
Six films from TIFF's Films from the North program is this week being screened online for Russian audiences.


In any normal year, the Tromsø International Fim Festival presents a cinema tour in Russia with visiting directors and short films from the festival's Films from the North program. The cinema tours have been very popular with audiences in cities from Murmansk to Moscow. This year, due to the corona virus the program will be presented online.

We have curated a program with six shorts from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The themes in the six films adress topics that are highly relevant in the times we are in right now: Where do we come from? What is important for us? What will we leave behind?

The films:
ORIGIN OF MAN | Pjotr Sapegin | Norway/Russia| 13 min.
AWAITING DEATH | Lars Vega | Sweden| 12 min.
THE TONGUES| Marja Bål Nango | Norway| 15 min.
THE PROLETARIAN | Jakob Arevärn | Sweden| 9 min.
DOVETAIL | Magnus Leifsson | Iceland| 14 min.
UNTITLED (BURNED RUBBER ON ASPHALT, 2018) | Tinja Ruusuvuori | Finland/Norway| 20 min.

This week the films are part of the program at the Zerkalo Film Festival in Ivanovo. Monday June 29. at 6pm (Moscow time) there will be a live online talk with directors Marja Bål Nango (THE TOUNGES) and Pjotr Sapegin (ORIGIN OF MAN) before the screening. This segment is open for worldwide audiences and can be watched  here.

For audiences in Russia, the film program will be available here: http://zerkalo.space/