Nordic Shorts: Family Issues 

Nordic short films about family ties and tangles.

Crocodile Tears

After 20 years of no contact, the Norwegian Dancer Øyvind is invited to Denmark to visit his old father and his new girlfriend in their isolated farmhouse, but nothing turns out as Øyvind expects.

Director: Kristian Håskjold
Country: Denmark
Year: 2020
Duration: 30 min
Fun Factory

A couple is put to the test when they are witnessing an argument about bacon snacks at a playland.

Director: Lisa Brooke Hansen, Even Hafnor
Country: Norway
Year: 2019
Duration: 12 min

It’s Alicia and John’s first childfree weekend since ages. Their expectations are high: they finally have the opportunity to get some quality time together. But why doesn’t it feel as right as they had hoped? Hangry is a short film about dreams, letdowns and about what happens when you forget to eat.

Director: Adam Pålsson
Country: Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min
Daddy’s Girl

Lo (14) is living with her father at his farm during the summer, she loves spending time with him. When time goes slow and she is bored she fantasizes and spies on the hot seasonal worker. After one quick Google search the good father-daughter relationship changes forever.

Director: Julia Lindström
Country: Norway, Sweden
Year: 2020
Duration: 14 min
Silence of the Fish

The story of Saga, a girl who lives with her mother Hildur on a trout farm in the Icelandic Fjords, and their struggle against the elements and the hardship of love they feel during the last summer that Saga will be in that place.

Director: Hilke Rönnfeldt
Country: Denmark, Germany, Iceland
Year: 2019
Duration: 19 min