Nordic Lights Film Festival starts tonight

The Nordic Heritage Museum is bringing more than a dozen Nordic films to Seattle this weekend as part of the Nordic Lights Film Festival. This is the 4th annual film festival, and will include feature-length films, documentaries, and short films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The festival starts tonight with a reception at SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center at 6 p.m., followed by the film “Beyond,” starring Noomi Rapace of the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and directed by Pernilla August.

At 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, the festival will begin with the family-friendly animated feature “Moomin and Midsummer Madness.” On Saturday, the Norwegian documentary “Liv and Ingmar” will follow, which tells the story of actress Liv Ullman’s and filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s 42-year relationship. Also on Saturday will be a drama called “Volcano” from Iceland, and documentary “Grandma Lo-Fi Basement Tapes,” about a 70-something woman who creates music in her home in Iceland.

Sunday highlights include “The Finland Phenomenon,” a documentary about Finland’s education system, and award-winning “Teddy Bear,” from Denmark. For a full list of the line-up and movie trailers, click here.

Admission to the festival is $8 for Nordic Hertiage Museum members and SIFF members, and $10 for the general public. The 10 a.m. screenings on Saturday and Sunday are $7. Passes for the full weekend are $50 for members and $55 for the general public.

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