Robert W Monk previews the Greenland Eyes Film Festival…
Aningaaq – a beautiful short from Jonás Cuaron, serving as a companion piece to his father Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.
If your knowledge of Greenland only extends as far as the northern lights, the sight of highly energetic dogs pulling sleds and a distinct lack of trees and forests, you probably know about as much of the place as I once did. However, following my work on the editorial team of the Greenland Eyes Film Festival I am glad to say my understanding of the land has improved somewhat.
Sume, the Sound of a Revolution (above) explores how an underground rock band influenced political change in the Greenland of the 1970s. One of the highlights of the festival, it will receive its first screening in Denmark.
The largest and most comprehensive film fest exploring the traditions, sociology and future of Greenland is about to get underway. As well as a focus on Greenland itself, the festival also tours the Nordic nations of Demark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands. Featuring over 30 films including features, shorts, animations and documentaries, the programming of the festival has been developed to provide an insight into the rich variety of themes and culture on show in Greenland.
Hinnarik’s Dream (above) takes a surreal and adventurous approach to comedy drama.
The festival will also play host to music gigs and art exhibitions from local and international performers and artists. Generating an overview of Greenlandic and Greenland inspired culture has never looked so compelling…
Various venues, 28 August – 18 December
The Greenland Eyes Film Festival runs from 28 August to 18 December at various venues across Greenland, Scandinavia and Finland. Find out more about this beautiful and hypnotising region through the international language of film. Visit Greenland Eyes for further details.