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Modern Icelandic Cinema: Nói the Albino (Nói Albinoi)

Sat, Nov 30 / 9 pm
Sun, Dec 1 / 3 pm
Directed by Dagur Kári
2003, Iceland, 93 min, 35mm presentation
Icelandic with English subtitles

Fusing a quirky, deadpan sense of humour with the almost surreal atmosphere of its eerily still, isolated setting, this film follows a teenaged loner living with his grandmother in a small fishing village in Iceland’s West Fjords. He is perpetually at odds with his teachers, his principal, and his whole sleepy town, but things start looking up when he meets a new-girl-in-town who works at the local gas station.

Winner of 11 International prizes !


Wayward Heroes: Modern Icelandic Cinema
Icelandic cinema is exploding around the world. Immediately following the triumph of black comedies like Rams at Cannes, films by directors such as Dagur Kári, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Hlynur Pálmason and Ísold Uggadóttir picked up prizes at major festivals around the world. Legendary TIFF programmer and writer Steve Gravestock is coming to Winnipeg for three days to launch a new book – History of Icelandic Film which explores the great riches of Icelandic cinema from the silent era to the present day. The sporadic production from the ‘20s to the ‘70s gave way to the “Icelandic Spring” of the ’80s, with international inroads being made in the ’90s. Magic-realist fables, bloody Viking epics, sardonic deadpan comedies, and hard-boiled Nordic noirs, a remarkable evolution from the ’80s to contemporary Iceland.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Steve Gravestock of TIFF, Consulate General of Iceland, the Icelandic Embassy, Gimli Film Festival, and Frank Zappia, Zappia Group Realty.

            

       

Reviews

Kari combines Kaurismaki's deadpan minimalism and Truffaut's sensitivity toward adolescent yearning with a hefty dose of gallows humor, and tops it all off with an apocalyptic ending
- Gerald Peary, Chicago Reader
Irresistible...completely original. A beguiling sense of absurdity.
  • Kevin Thoman, LA Times 
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