Nordic Gems 2: Family Affair 

Fresh shorts from Denmark and Iceland


A mother, who rarely sees her filmmaker son, suddenly encounters a ghost outside of his childhood bedroom. He pays her a long overdue visit, to explore the mystery, and contemplate why his family has drifted apart.

Orig. title: Hjemsøgelsen
Director: Christian Einshøj
Country: Denmark
Year: 2018
Duration: 30 min

When her only employee leaves for better opportunities, Viktoria, a strong willed woman in her 60’s, has to face running her dairy farm on her own. A farm that has been in her family for generations.

Director: Brúsi Ólason
Country: Iceland
Year: 2017
Duration: 13 min
Three Men

After an incident on an isolated farm in the Westfjord a young man feels he has to start acting more his age in order to please his father and to keep his little brother out of harm’s way.

Director: Emil Alfreð Emilsson
Country: Iceland
Year: 2017
Duration: 12 min
Aqua Mamas

Pernille is pregnant and filled with joyful expectations to her new life as a mother. But when her son arrives, she is pressured to the limit by his crying voice. She starts to doubt her abilities as a mother and seeks support from her far more experienced group of mothers.

Director: Zara Zerny
Country: Denmark
Year: 2016
Duration: 28 min