Gothenburg Film Festival

January 27, 2017 – February 6, 2017 all-day

Gothenburg’s Film Festival is probably the best event of the year for movie buffs in the Nordic countries. It’s certainly a big event, with over a thousand screenings from 84 different countries and a multitude of seminars and concerts planned.

Gothenburg Film Festival 2017

Pic: Ronny W (CC)

This year marks the festival’s 40th anniversary and there’s a special focus on Sámi film to celebrate the occasion. Don’t miss the Swedish premiere of Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood, a moving feature film about a girl who breaks ties with her Sámi heritage in the 1930s.

A Sámi-themed party will be held at the very cool nightclub called Yaki-Da on February 1st, featuring Sámi performer Maxida Märak and spoken-word artist Mimie Tim. A full program of all screenings and events will be released on January 10th. Ticket prices hadn’t been announced at the time of writing but expect to pay around 50 SEK for a festival pass, plus around 90 SEK for a single screening.

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