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Bright Nights: The 7th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival
February 10, 2017 until February 18, 2017

During the month of February, the Bright Nights Film Festival brings eight films — never before seen in Ottawa — from the Baltic and Nordic countries across the Atlantic: Lithuania, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Iceland, and Norway. The far reaches of the festival world — from Berlin and Cannes to Toronto and Montreal — have been gleaned for eclectic, dark, edgy, hilarious, and intriguing perspectives in contemporary Baltic and Nordic film. It may be your only chance to see these incredible stories.
 
This year's event kicksed off with a one-of-a-kind Launch Party on February 2nd at Arts Court. The main entertainment for the evening was be a collaborative cinematic performance breathing sound into the Norwegian silent film Under forvandlingens lov / Under the Law of Change (dir. Halfdan Nobel Roede, 1911, 27 min) – the oldest Norwegian film to survive in its entirety! The film will be accompanied by live music, created specifically for this presentation by local musicians Chime of Wrens & Depth of Field .
 
The festival itself is held on select dates in February at Carleton University's Richcraft Hall (formerly known as the River Building), featuring high definition A/V and comfy seats. The whole event is held in partnership with the Embassies of the Baltic and Nordic nations, with support from Carleton University.

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ADMISSION
Tickets and festival passes are available for purchase online. Rush tickets, memberships, and festival passes are available at the door, one half-hour before screening time. All prices include HST. An administration fee of 99¢ per ticket/pass will be added to online purchases.

 
Festival Tickets:
Available in advance on the film's page OR 
30 min before showtime at the door

General Admission: $13.00
CFI Members: $9.00
Seniors (65+), students: $9.00
Carleton students and staff: FREE
(Present your Carleton ID card at the door)

Festival Pass (CFI Members Only):
Access to all 8 films: $40.00
Festival Trailer

Program:
Norwegian Silent Film + Live Music  •  Norway, Canada  •  180 min
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6:30 pm, Arts Court Theatre
Norwegian, English subtitles
 
Bent Hamer  •  Norway  •  2014  •  93 min
Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Norwegian, English sub-titles
 
Algimantas Puipa  •  Lithuania  •  2015  •  93 min
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Lithuanian, English sub-titles
 
Amanda Adolfsson  •  Sweden  •  2015  •  84 min
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Swedish, German, English sub-titles.
 
Bergur Bernburg, Bill Rathje, Friğrik Thór Friğriksson  •  Iceland  •  2015  •  80 min
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Icelandic, Danish with English sub-titles
 
Laila Pakalnina  •  Latvia  •  2015  •  96 min
Friday, February 17, 2017, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Latvian, English sub-titles
 
Heiki Ernits, Janno Poldma  •  Estonia  •  2011  •  75 min
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
English
 
May el-Toukhy   •  Denmark  •  2015  •  100 min
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 4:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Danish, German, English sub-titles
 
Juho Kuosmanen  •  Finland  •  2016  •  92 min
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:00 pm, River Building Theatre, Carleton University
Finnish, English sub-titles