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Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Paris of the North, 2014

Nordic Film Festival: Paris of The North

30 Nov 2014

Thirty-something Hugi is a primary school teacher in a remote fishing village and a recovering alcoholic, grappling with a fistful of troubled relationships that keep rearing their ugly heads. He is the sort of guy who takes an online language course because he's still hung up on his ex-girlfriend who has moved to Portugal to be with another man, and the kind who is best friends with a 10-year-old boy. When Hugi's estranged hell-raising father, Veigar, turns up, yet another humorously complicated relationship unfurls against the hostile yet stunning mountainous landscape of Iceland's West Fjords.

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson's second feature, Paris of the North is a subtle, deadpan and bleakly comic tale.

Lead actor Björn Thors is currently one of Iceland's foremost actors and we are delighted to welcome him for a short Q&A following the screening. With thanks to the Embassy of Iceland.

Paris of the North, dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Iceland/France/Denmark 2014, 98 min. Icelandic with English subtitles, UK premiere

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