Nordic Shorts

Nordic Shorts

Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden
In Finnish-, Norway-, Icelandic- & Swedish, with English subtitles
91 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above

Teemu Niukkanen
Are You Hungry? (Onko sulla nälkä?)

A single mother struggles to connect with her adopted teenage son, who she believes is gay. Worried that the vulnerable boy will fall victim to older men preying on young boys online, she takes it upon herself to guide him safely through this period of self-exploration by setting him up on a date.

Finland 2019
In Finnish with English subtitles


Fanny Ovesen

It’s a birthday party at a public pool disco, and underdog Ronja challenges the girls’ alpha female to battle for dominance. The game escalates quickly, and as their thirst for power grows, Ronja and the other girls lose control.

Norway 2018
In Norway with English subtitles
18 min

Anna Paavilainen
Play Rape

The young actor Emppu is rehearsing the rape scene of a classic play in a reputable theatre. Although she feels uncomfortable with the scene, ambitious Emppu wants to be a professional and do her job well. As dresses are being sewn and fake blood is being tested it feels difficult to stop the machinery.

Finland 2019
In Finnish with English subtitles
19 min

Magnús Leifsson
Dovetail (Nýr dagur í Eyjafirði)

Aron is trying his best to cope with life. In search of serenity, he imitates male stereotypes and dives into all the cliches of the material world. However, underneath all the perfect appearance, lies something tragic and unexpected.

Iceland 2018
In Icelandic with English subtitles
15 min

Rebecca Figenschau
Tent (Teltet)

A dysfunctional family of four is going camping, and poor communications skills make it a struggle to co-operate when trying to put up a complicated tent. The kids are reacting badly to the increasingly uncomfortable tension, as an underlying conflict between the two parents is slowly forced to the surface - and a shocking secret is finally revealed.

Norway 2019
In Norway with English subtitles
17 min

Lars Vega, Isabelle Björklund
Awaiting Death (Väntan på döden)

A son arrives at the hospital to watch over his father's death bed. When the son wants a last nice moment, his father would rather find out what to do with the two opened cans of mustard.

Sweden 2019
In Swedish with English subtitles
12 min