There will be a Q&A with director Meikeminne Clinckspoor after the screenings on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March
Twelve-year-old city boy Niilas has been living with his father for as long as he can remember and barely knows his Swedish mother. This summer, Niilas has to travel to Lapland – much against his will – where his mother and her new family live amongst the Sami, an indigenous reindeer-herding people. Despite a warm welcome, Niilas retreats inwards. The only one who can get through to him is his half-sister Sunnà. The reindeer migration is fully underway and Niilas has to lend a helping hand. When a reindeer goes missing, Niilas joins in the search, and an impressive moose keeps crossing his path at the most unexpected moments. Gradually he discovers his roots, which prove to be stronger than he ever could have imagined. Against all odds, Niilas experiences the most adventurous summer of his life.
There will be a short film preceding the screenings on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March
Directed by: Hannes Thor Arason
Film Language: Icelandic with English Subtitles
An elderly man goes about his daily routine until his grandson shows up and is eager to play football with him. Their mismatch on the football pitch is quickly apparent, with the youngster running rings around his senior. The old man with a bruised ego and full of reminiscence of his youth begins to prepare for their next encounter.