Tromsø International Film Festival is Norway’s largest film festival. The sidebar Films from the North presents new shorts and documentaries made in the circumpolar region. The films in the Games They Play program come from Sweden, Finland and Norway, but their stories transcend geographical borders. We all play games, but don´t necessarily always agree upon the rules.
Dir: Line Klungseth Johansen & Øystein Moe / Norway, 2015 / 6 min.
The film is a homage to the action films and computer games of the 1980s.
CLUMSY LITTLE ACTS OF TENDERNESS
Dir: Miia Tervo / Finland, 2015 / 11 min.
A weekend father wants to show his teenage daughter his love by taking her to a carwash, but instead, they end up on a life-changing adventure in the supermarket, at the endless sanitary towel shelf.
OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS
Dir: Patrik Eklund / Sweden, 2015 / 29 min.
A group of scientists from around the world meets in a conference room in an unknown location somewhere in America. They are there to discuss in isol
ation the origins of the mysterious cranium discovered 300 meters below the ice of Antarctica.
THE BUREAUCRACY MONSTER
Dir: Thomas Simonsen Balmbra / Norway, 2016 / 5 min.
An intense and humorous montage about the horrors of an ever-expanding bureaucracy.
Dir: Vibeke Heide / Norway, 2015 / 30 min.
Monika tries to revive the close relationship with her childhood friend Irene. A day-trip to an old German bunker reveals that the conflicts from the past have not faded, and that the power struggle between friends is not just something that happened in their younger years.