Films from the Faroe Islands

09 Apr 2022

Nordic Exposure (Faroe Islands)

The Faroe Islands is renowned for its rich and diverse film industry, and to celebrate this Jacksons Lane will showcase two unique nights from Faroese auteurs and directors, including short films, animation and independent features, curated and introduced by actor and producer Marita Dalsgaard.

Fri 8 April

111 Góðir Agar (111 Good Days)

Trygvi Danielsen’s astonishing film revolves around two men, and two lost souls, who continue to meet by chance under multifaceted circumstances, until they find that a greater power unites them. Darkly funny, this is a stunning exploration of male friendship.

Written & directed by Trygvi Danielsen

Running time: 93 minutes

Suitable for ages 12+

Sum Einglar Vit Falla Dansk (Falling Angels)

Falling Angels is a romantic drama directed by Maria Winther Olsen and produced by Josefine Pil. It tells the story of Julia, a young Christian girl living in the Faroe Islands with her pious parents. As the priest’s daughter, she is obviously protected by a family cocoon that isolates her a bit from people of her age. So when the beautiful Barbara moves into town, Julia secretly unveils a new facet of life by genuinely exploring her feelings and deeply falling into sapphism. Now engaged in a forbidden love, Julia tries to navigate between a sincere desire to please everyone around her, do everything the right way and not to offend the heart of Barbara. The protagonists are portrayed by Maria Winther Olsen and Elin Mørkøre Dalberg. The film won the acclaimed Iris Prize.

Director by Maria Winther Olsen. Produced by Josefine Pil. The cinematographer is Clara Kokseby

Running time: 28 mins

Suitable for ages 15 +

Sat 9 April

Julian’s Ladder

Julian, a 10-year-old orphaned boy, tries to escape a dystopian city on the verge of collapse with his new-found friend, Tun Tun, in this beautifully animated film from director Atli Brix Kamban and writer Anton Breum. “As a screenwriter, my job was to make the story as precise as possible, write believable dialogue, and bring out the movie’s central theme: fear”

Running time: 17 mins

Suitable for ages 8+

Spurningar Um at Vera Menniskja (Six Questions About Being a Human Being)

Where am I? Does he have to live forever? Is there a way to capture the light? This surreal existentialist Faroese TV show was made for children but adults too will love this off-the-wall exploration of the big questions in life. Here we show two episodes, premiered in February 2022. The pilot won the ultimate Faroese Film Award, Geytan.

Running time: 40 mins (2 x 20 mins)

Suitable for ages 8+

Part of Nordic Exposure. A season of performances bringing Nordic culture to London.


Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland with additional support from the UK Embassies of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and The Faroe Islands


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