Norsk filminstitutt

A Nordic collaboration is taking place. Three delegates from Sweden, Norway and Finland are gathered in Lapland to decide on an art piece, which is to be placed where the three borders meet geographically.  But the committee is in for a surprise. Instead of a sculpture, the commissioned artist presents his idea of a “Nordic Dance”. The delegates are faced with the true challenges of a democratic decision-making process. Is there something they can agree to be a Nordic movement?

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2016
Production country:
Sweden
Co production country:
Norway
Finland
Release date (international):
2016-08-02
Production company:
Kjellson & Wik
Co production company:
Film i Väst
SVT
Tuffi Films
Ape&Bjørn AS
Producer:
Marie Kjellson
Co producer:
Isak Eymundsson
Elli Toivoniemi

Director

  • Gunhild Enger

    Director Gunhild   Enger is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, and has a Master of Film  Directing degree from the School of Film Directing in Gothenburg. She received a BAFTA nomination for her graduation film BARGAIN (2005), and has since screened her films and received awards at festivals all over the world. Her films PREMATURE (2012) and A SIMPLER LIFE  (2013) were both nominated for Norwegian Amanda awards. In 2016 she co-directed the short film THE COMMITTEE, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and in 2020 her short film PLAY SCHENGEN was nominated for 5 international festival awards including Chicago, Locarno, Valladolid, El Gouna and Bergen. She also worked with casting on Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winning film The Square (2017). TWO BUDDIES AND A BADGER – THE GREAT BIG BEAST (2020) is Gunhild’s first feature film as director, alongside Rune Spaans.       

    Gunhild Enger
  • Jenni Toivoniemi

    Jenni Toivoniemi is a writer and director from Helsinki, Finland. Her first film, The Date, was screened at multiple festivals, nominated to several awards and won the Short Film Jury Prize in Sundance and the Crystal Bear, Special Mention in Generation 14plus, Berlinale (2013).

Cast

Martin Slaatto
Kristin Groven Holmboe
Tapio Liinoja
Cecilia Milocco
Teemu Aromaa

Awards

2016:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
Best Norwegian Short Film
2017:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
Honorable Mention
2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
The Norwegian Film Workers Associations’s Technical Award to Trude Lirhus for editing
Honorable Mention

Festivals

2016:
Festival del film Locarno
2016:
BIFF - Bergen International Film Festival
2017:
TIFF - Tromsø International Film Festival
2017:
Minimalen Short Film Festival
2017:
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
2017:
Glasgow Short Film Festival
2017:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2017:
Dokufest - International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren
2017:
Open Place International Short Film Festival
2017:
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski
2021:
Krakow Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Gunhild Enger
Jenni Toivoniemi
Screenplay:
Gunhild Enger
Annemarie Jacir
Cinematographer:
Annika Summerson
Jarmo Kiuru
Editor:
Trude Lirhus
Composer:
Edvard Grieg

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Language:
Swedish
English
Finnish
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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