For those who simply love subtitles and the flavor of language, there are lots of ‘local’ opportunities this month to take in a wonderful selection of Scandinavian films!
Here on Whidbey Island our Nordic Lodge is partnering with the Oak Harbor Public Library and offering a showing of 3 Scandinavian films on Saturday, January 22nd, in Oak Harbor – Troubled Water, Fjols til Fjells, and Mother of Mine.
In Seattle beginning Friday, January 7th, at the 3 day long Nordic Lights Film Festival (a partnership between the Nordic Heritage Museum and the Seattle International Film Festival) there will be a showing of some 25 or so contemporary, award-winning feature-length and short films from Scandinavia – including Troubled Water.
Last, though not part of a film festival, the Clyde Theater in Langley (here on Whidbey) is showing a Swedish film (with English subtitles) – The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest January 14-17. The Clyde is also offering a free showing of Millennium: The Story, a documentary about Stieg Larsson, the author of the book on which this film is based and the last of a trilogy of books and films.
Whidbey’s Scandinavian Film Fest is free and open to the public.