NLFF 2006 Preview screenings at Saville Exchange, North Shields
Get your bucket and spade ready...
Northern Lights is going to the seaside! We’re giving you the opportunity to see two great Northern Lights films as special previews before the festival begins.
Saville Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields, NE30 1SE. Telephone: 0191 252 6857.
Tickets: £5.00 / £4.00 concessions.
Tickets available from Whitley Bay Playhouse Box Office on 0191 252 3505.
Mother Of Mine 12
Tuesday 14th November, 7.30pm
Director: Klaus Haro, Feature, 111 minutes, Finland & Sweden, 2005, Finnish and Swedish with English subtitles.
During World War 2, more than 70,000 children were evacuated from Finland to Sweden. Eero, a happy little boy living with his parents in wartime Finland, has his world changed forever when his dad is killed on the Russian front.
When the Finnish authorities evacuate him to neutral Sweden, and away from his mum, he finds himself in a world where he can’t speak the language, and his new parents are unable to speak his. It’s a difficult beginning for the boy, especially as his new ‘mum’ is also saddled with grief at the loss of her own child a few years before...
Beautifully shot and amazingly acted, this powerful film was Finland’s official entry to this year’s Academy Awards. A real weepie, make sure that you don’t forget your tissues!
“Sumptuously photographed, Mother of Mine is a powerful, moving work from one of Finland’s most intriguing and assured young filmmakers” - Toronto International Film Festival
Popular Music 15
Wednesday 15th November, 7.30pm
Director: Reza Bagher, Feature, 105 minutes, Sweden & Finland, 2004, Swedish and Finnish with English subtitles.
A coming-of-age comedy drama with heart, soul and rock ‘n’ roll! It’s the 1960s in Vittula in Northern Sweden, right on the Finnish border. Life is simple and men aren’t meant to be interested in anything but getting married, having kids, providing for the family and hard drinking. School students Matti and Niili are learning the ropes of manhood by chopping wood, hanging out, discovering girls and planning their escape from a town in the middle of nowhere.
Suddenly, a new music teacher from the south of Sweden moves to town and he’s like no-one they’ve ever met, with passion about the world outside of Vittula and the new rock music that’s sweeping the world. Funny, dark and with a cracking soundtrack. Don’t miss it!