NFF 2016

by Wordsmith | created - 08 Nov 2016 | updated - 04 Apr 2017 | Public

All movies (that I could find) which play at the Northern Film Festival 2016 (9-13 November)

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1. Fyrir framan annað fólk (I) (2016)

90 min | Comedy

Hubert is an introvert that works in advertising who meets a girl whom he starts dating and like any relationship it has its ups and downs.

Director: Óskar Jónasson | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Joi Johannsson, Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir

Votes: 116

2. The Commune (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Fares Fares, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Millang

Votes: 5,800 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Layla M. (2016)

98 min | Drama

A teenage Muslim growing up in Amsterdam becomes radicalised.

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Nora El Koussour, Ilias Addab, Hassan Akkouch, Yasemin Cetinkaya

Votes: 1,090

4. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Directors: Ken Loach, Laura Obiols | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 45,331 | Gross: $0.26M

5. Martha & Niki (2016)

90 min | Documentary

Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time ever two women became World Champions in Hip Hop.

Director: Tora Mårtens | Stars: Martha Nabwire, Nikki Tsaposs

Votes: 172

6. Mellow Mud (2016)

106 min | Drama

Abandoned by their mother and stuck in a miserable living situation, 17-year old Raya and her adolescent brother Robis must decide between an orphanage or the guardianship of their grandmother, whom they despise.

Director: Renars Vimba | Stars: Elina Vaska, Andzejs Lilientals, Edgars Samitis, Ruta Birgere

Votes: 574

7. Men & Chicken (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Søren Malling

Votes: 9,331 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Moon Dogs (2016)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

Two teenage step brothers fall for the same girl on a chaotic road trip from Shetland to Glasgow.

Director: Philip John | Stars: Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O'Donnell, Tara Lee, Claire Cage

Votes: 137

9. Other Girls (2015)

90 min | Drama

Four 18-year-old girls Jessica, Jenny, Taru and Aino are on the verge of adulthood as they lose their innocence and, at times, their faith. Based on the story of four 18-year-old girls from... See full summary »

Director: Esa Illi | Stars: Ida Vakkuri, Bahar Tokat, Misa Lommi, Sara Soulié

Votes: 154

10. Rebels (2015)

91 min | Documentary

European statistics shows that every 6th youth between 18 and 24 drops out of school before finishing their upper high school education. Meet four Norwegians who have become high school dropouts.

Director: Kari Anne Moe | Stars: Jan Olav Sawyer, Maylén Mykløy, Kelly Cathrin Haugan, Marthe Torgersen Eidsvåg

Votes: 93

11. Revenge (2015)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

In Western Norway, Rebekka is looking for retribution. Under false identity, she seeks out her deceased sister's violator and embeds herself into his idyllic family to now destroy his life.

Director: Kjersti Steinsbø | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Maria Bock, Helene Bergsholm

Votes: 419

12. Sparrows (2015)

99 min | Drama

Ari's teenage lifestyle in the big city is disrupted as he is sent by his mother to live with his uninvolved father and his grandmother in a small fishing village.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Arna Magnea Danks, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson

Votes: 1,343

13. The Here After (2015)

102 min | Drama

When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However, in the local community his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven.

Director: Magnus von Horn | Stars: Ulrik Munther, Mats Blomgren, Ellen Jelinek, Loa Ek

Votes: 1,211

14. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Joanna Haartti

Votes: 3,578

15. The Islands and the Whales (2016)

81 min | Documentary

The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.

Director: Mike Day

Votes: 190

16. The Last King (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the year 1206 Norway is raged by civil war. The King's illegitimate infant son, Håkon Håkonsson, which half the kingdom wants killed off, is guarded in secrecy by two men. A story which changed the course of the country's history.

Director: Nils Gaup | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Kristofer Hivju, Torkel Dommersnes Soldal, Ane Ulimoen Øverli

Votes: 5,853 | Gross: $0.01M

17. 2 Nights Till Morning (2015)

84 min | Drama, Romance

One-night stand between two strangers without a common language takes an unexpected turn when an ash cloud from a volcano prevents all flights from taking off.

Director: Mikko Kuparinen | Stars: Marie-Josée Croze, Arly Jover, Sakalas Uzdavinys, Mikko Nousiainen

Votes: 599

18. All the Beauty (2016)

91 min | Drama

Ten years after the breakup Sarah arrives at her ex-husbands summer cabin. He's writing on a play, and wants her to contribute. Sarah would love to, until she realizes that the play is about their years together.

Director: Aasne Vaa Greibrokk | Stars: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Magnus Krepper, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 62

19. Beyond Sleep (2016)

108 min | Drama

A young geologist ventures out into the vast tundra of northern Norway to finish his research on meteorite craters, only to get hopelessly lost in both the wilderness and his own mind.

Director: Boudewijn Koole | Stars: Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Jakop Ahlbom, Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd, Anders Baasmo Christiansen

Votes: 678

20. Bill (I) (2015)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, History

60 Metascore

What really happened during Shakespeare's 'Lost Years'? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

Director: Richard Bracewell | Stars: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick

Votes: 1,693

21. Brothers (2004)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 10,426 | Gross: $0.38M

22. Doing Good (2016)

99 min | Documentary

Margreth Olin has filmed 22 persons i their meeting with the well known voluntary healer Joralf Gjerstad. For 65 years more than 50.000 has gone to him to be healed from illnesses and ill-doings. He has never asked for a penny for this.

Director: Margreth Olin | Star: Joralf Gjerstad

Votes: 177

23. A Real Vermeer (2016)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life story of Dutch painter Han van Meegeren, from his beginnings as a rebellious young artist in 1920s Amsterdam to his rise to infamy as one of the most ingenious art forgers of all time.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg | Stars: Jeroen Spitzenberger, Lize Feryn, Roeland Fernhout, Porgy Franssen

Votes: 333

24. Grand Hotel (2016)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

About a pompous, aging alcoholic and a tourettes-inflicted ten-year-old boy who are forced to spend a week together at a high-end hotel. The only thing these two have in common is that they are both difficult to like. The hotel serves as their shared escape from the outside world and the problems it presents.

Director: Arild Fröhlich | Stars: Atle Antonsen, Vera Vitali, Håkon Bøhmer, Trim Balaj

Votes: 480

25. Granny's Dancing on the Table (2015)

89 min | Drama

Eini grows up isolated from society in the woods together with her controlling and abusive father. Stories about her granny and Eini's invincible fantasy enables her to create a world within, from which she can draw her strength to survive.

Director: Hanna Sköld | Stars: Blanca Engström, Lennart Jähkel, Mike Altmann, Karin Bertling

Votes: 168

26. The Queen of Ireland (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about the life of Irish drag queen Panti Bliss.

Director: Conor Horgan | Stars: Declan Buckley, Phillip McMahon, Una Mullally, David Norris

Votes: 304

27. The Spy and the Poet (2016)

95 min | Drama

Nobody knows what anybody knows.

Director: Toomas Hussar | Stars: Jan Uuspõld, Rain Tolk, Lana Vatsel, Mari Abel

Votes: 180

28. The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)

90 min | Documentary

Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish... See full summary »

Director: Erik Gandini | Stars: Erik Gandini, Lars Trägårdh, Marie Helena Fjällås, Marta Corradi

Votes: 1,267

29. The Wave (2015)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Although anticipated, no one is really ready when the mountain pass above the scenic, narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger collapses and creates an 85-meter high violent tsunami. A geologist is one of those caught in the middle of it.

Director: Roar Uthaug | Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Edith Haagenrud-Sande

Votes: 29,121 | Gross: $0.18M

30. Waterboys (2016)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Both newly single, a Dutch crime author and his cellist son attempt to rekindle their feeble bond as the latter joins the former on a publicity trip to Scotland.

Director: Robert Jan Westdijk | Stars: Leopold Witte, Tim Linde, Helen Belbin, Julie McLellan

Votes: 528

31. Bezness as Usual (2016)

PG | 93 min | Documentary

What is it like to be a child of a Tunisian playboy and a Dutch mother? Are expectations and cultures on both sides compatible?

Director: Alex Pitstra

Votes: 36

32. Anisoara (2016)

106 min | Drama

Anishoara is a 15 year old girl, who lives in a beautiful old village in Moldova. She raises without mother and for several years she cares for her little brother Andrei and her drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Felicia Scutelnicu | Stars: Willem Menne, Andrei Morari, Anisoara Morari, Petru Roscovan

Votes: 68

33. Chevalier (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orfanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Yiorgos Kendros

Votes: 3,658 | Gross: $0.03M

34. The Next Skin (2016)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.

Directors: Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Àlex Monner, Emma Suárez, Sergi López, Bruno Todeschini

Votes: 1,233

35. Seasons (2015)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to the lush green forests, when the ice retreated, and the cycle of seasons was established. SEASONS is the awe-inspiring tale of the long shared history that binds humankind and nature.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud

Votes: 1,332 | Gross: $0.12M

36. Perfect Strangers (2016)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles.

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Anna Foglietta, Marco Giallini, Edoardo Leo

Votes: 47,392

37. The Student (2016)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin

Votes: 4,027 | Gross: $0.00M

38. The Teacher (2016)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The teacher's corrupted ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Hrebejk | Stars: Zuzana Mauréry, Zuzana Konecná, Csongor Kassai, Tamara Fischer

Votes: 2,245 | Gross: $0.06M

39. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 39,022 | Gross: $1.48M

40. Zero (II) (2015)

83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A bee-keeper initiates fight against the society of consumption for saving the bees.

Director: Gyula Nemes | Stars: Udo Kier, Krisztián Kovács, Martina Krátká, Orsolya Tóth

Votes: 35

41. Zoology (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around.

Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy | Stars: Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Natalya Pavlenkova, Irina Chipizhenko

Votes: 973

42. Lake Bodom (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Every camper's worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent.

Director: Taneli Mustonen | Stars: Nelly Hirst-Gee, Mimosa Willamo, Mikael Gabriel, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä

Votes: 2,727

43. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (2015)

76 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

76 Metascore

Three children decide to leave their homes looking for a better life.

Directors: Pedro Rivero, Alberto Vázquez | Stars: Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero, Félix Arcarazo

Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.04M

44. Mother (2016)

89 min | Drama, Thriller

56 Metascore

This darkly comic crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the mother and full time caretaker of Lauri, a teacher who has been in a coma since being shot under shadowy ... See full summary »

Director: Kadri Kõusaar | Stars: Tiina Mälberg, Andres Tabun, Andres Noormets, Siim Maaten

Votes: 236

45. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,569 | Gross: $0.01M

46. Vincent (I) (2016)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

Vincent (17) wants to commit suicide as to take a stand against the problems of the world today. His giddy French aunt makes it her mission to save him. Only she's not without problems herself..

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey | Stars: Alexandra Lamy, Barbara Sarafian, Spencer Bogaert, Geert Van Rampelberg

Votes: 462

47. Freaks (1932)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

80 Metascore

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 38,892

48. Amama (2015)

103 min | Drama

A man runs through the woods, clearly in distress: he is carrying an elderly lady on his back while towing behind him a seemingly never-ending rope.

Director: Asier Altuna | Stars: Kandido Uranga, Iraia Elias, Amparo Badiola, Klara Badiola

Votes: 292

49. Little Wing (2016)

100 min | Drama

Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up.

Director: Selma Vilhunen