Three Norwegian World Premieres
Three films from Norwegian directors, one sophomore and two feature debutants had their world premiere at the Tromsø International Film Festival 2021.
Ninjababy, directed by Yngvild Sve Flikke premiered on Monday Jan 18 as the festival’s official opening film. The film had parallell premiere screenings on TIFF’s digital platform and at the Winter Cinema, located at Tromsø’s main square with the director, cast and crew present.
Director Itonje Søjmer Guttormsen’s feature debut Gritt
had its world premiere on TIFF’s digital platform Tuesday January 19. The third Norwegian film premiering at TIFF was HIM by feature debutant Guro Bruusgaard, with parallell screenings online and at the Winter Cinema, with the director present Wendesday January 20.
– We are really happy that we could offer three world premieres of new Norwegian films of such high quality. All three directed by women, all three combining wit and seriousness and each of them asking existential questions about modern Norwegian society, says TIFF’s Festival and Program Director Lisa Hoen.
The documentary Jeanne D’Arc of the North by director Fredrik Horn Akselsen also had its word premiere on the TIFF Digital platform. The film was part of the Films from the North Feature sidebar.