A city boy gets to explore country life in this charming, live-action movie set in Swedish Lapland. That’s where a young boy, Niilas, is sent against his will when he goes north to spend time with his mother. There, he struggles to engage with anyone other than his new sister, Sunna, until he discovers a nearby woodlands and embraces his new environment. Energised and revitalised by these unique surroundings, Niilas, to his and others’ surprise, begins to leave behind city life and immerses himself in nature.
With the support of the Embassy of Belgium in Ireland
The first screening will be preceded by short film Footsteps
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.
The second screening will be preceded by short film Earthy Encounters
Directed by: Sam Johnson
15-year-old Kyle believes he can save his dying older brother with a plant he’s found in the garden centre he works at – problem is, there’s a shadowy government agency out to destroy it first.
City life versus the beauty of nature seen through the eyes of a young boy facing a new reality. Stunning scenery and a sparkling debut.Sarah Ahern, Fantastic Flix Programmer
Nominated for Best Film at TIFF Kids International Film Festival 2017