Northern Lights Nordic-Baltic Film Festival will take part in two major events in Minsk this summer. The events are Freaky Summer Party art-picnic and Suomi 100 - the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Finland.
Northern invasion in Minsk will start on July 29th, the Day of the Finnish tango. As an official partner of Suomi 100 campaign honoring the 100th anniversary of the independence of Finland the festival will screen Finnish short films and a documentary about the Finnish passion for tango.
The screening of "The Finnish shorts. Young and impetuous” will be held from 14:00 to 18:00 in "A Good Year” bar (Zybitskaya str., 6). For the Day of the Finnish Tango, Northern Lights Film Festival brings a documentary by Gabriela Aparichi ‘Finnish tango’ (Tango Suomi, 2016). The screening will commence at 22:00 on “Dvor” summer terrace of Chill Out Café (Freedom Square, 4).
In partnership with FSP art-picnic, Northern Lights will screen films from Iceland and Finland. On July 29th, the evening on Edutainment stage will start at 19:15 with a short lecture on Scandinavian cinema and the peculiarities running a film festival in Belarus by the festival director Volia Chajkouskaja. At 19:45, the first film starts running. The visitors of FSP will see the awe-inspiring documentary ‘Show of the Shows’ by Benedict Erlingsson. The music pieces were written especially for this film by Sigur Ros - the giants of Icelandic music scene.
The next day at 19:15 Northern Lights will continue providing Edutainment for FSP visitors with Erik Blomberg ‘s film "White Reindeer". The Finnish thriller drama is based on the mythology of Saami people. The story about love and the origins of Scandinavian feminism has once fascinated the Jury in Cannes and is now heading to Minsk.