Nordic Gems 1: Let’s Talk About Sex 

Fresh shorts from Iceland, Norway and Sweden.


Stockholm, 1981. A man convinces his husband to go with him to a sauna to get new sexual experiences with other men. The man finds the sauna to be a safe place where he can explore his deepest desires. But even in paradise there are rules that you have to obey.

Orig. title: Nittonhundraåttioett
Director: Dawid Ullgren
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Duration: 13 min
Family Life

The 25 year-old daughter has moved back home to her ageing parents. We get to follow the family members in their sexual dreams, their attempts to family solidarity and in vulnerable health. What do they do together? And what do they do in privacy?

Orig. title: Familjeliv
Director: Anna-Karin Örander
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 19 min
Happily Never After

Giving the hubby a personal birthday gift turns out to be a rather complicated act.

Director: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Country: Iceland
Year: 2018
Duration: 5 min

A couple wakes up in bed together; they start making out and he wants to take things further, but she’s not in the mood. A passing joke about paying for her to change her mind turns serious and afterwards, they have a hard time coming to terms with how this has changed their relationship.

Director: Jonatan Etzler
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 10 min
The Fuck Is Burning: Shock

Zeynep and her boyfriend have an open relationship with one rule: they can’t tell anyone who they’ve slept with, not even each other. But a situation arises that they need to talk about in order to understand. About the difficulty of and inability to sense other people’s limits

Director: Lina Vain Illalla
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Duration: 14 min

It’s the last night of Astrid’s (14) and Issi’s (14) holiday by the beach. The mission is clear, especially for Issi: to find a guy and hopefully loose her virginity before the holidays are over. This is their last chance. During the evening they meet Samuel and Rashid, who take the girls to a bar. But the friendship between the girls are put to the test when Astrid and Samuel hits it off, and Astrid seems to get what Issi was chasing so desperately.

Director: Thea Hvistendahl
Country: Norway
Year: 2018
Duration: 14 min