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European realities at Oslo’s Eurodok Film Festival. 23 European documentary films discussing the challenges of living in Europe are presented at this year’s event. Eurodok is a documentary film festival that reflects the reality of today's Europe, which also stimulates cultural exchange between European countries. It allows the public to see touching and controversial films that give a genuine view of the state of contemporary society, despite dealing with uncomfortable issues.

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European realities at Oslo’s Eurodok Film Festival

Published on Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 at 16:56 under the entertainment category, by Clara Reig Palau.

23 European documentary films discussing the challenges of living in Europe are presented at this year’s event.

Cinemateket in Oslo (2005)
Cinemateket in Oslo (2005)
Photo: Kjetil Bjørnsrud/Wikimedia Commons


Eurodok is a documentary film festival that reflects the reality of today's Europe, which also stimulates cultural exchange between European countries.

It allows the public to see touching and controversial films that give a genuine view of the state of contemporary society, despite dealing with uncomfortable issues.

Programme coordinator Kaia Høidalen says that the films, selected from other European Film Festivals, are chosen according to their capacity to engage and provoke, portraying touching stories and situations.

The festival gathers notable figures from the Arts scene for its 15th anniversary such as French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. He will be presenting his film masterpiece called ‘Human’, a work that shows the darkest side of humankind, and which won a prize at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

Other participants include Italian-Swedish film director Erik Gandini, and British director Brian Hill. Gandini will present his documentary ‘The Swedish Theory of Love’ (2015), and Hill his ‘The Confessions of Thomas Quick’ (2015). The scheduled programme also has films from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.  

Helen Campbell, EU Head of Delegation, Ambassador to Norway, will be opening the Festival on 9th March at 6 pm local time with a showing of ‘Nice People’ (2015, original title ‘Filip & Fredrik’). The Swedish film is about a group of young men who fled the war in Somalia, ending up in a rural town in Sweden where integration is difficult.

Eurodok, held at the Norwegian Film Institute’s Cinemateket in Oslo, runs until 13th March.



Published on Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 at 16:56 under the entertainment category, by Clara Reig Palau.

This post has the following tags: film, festival, arts, oslo, norway, paywall.





  
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