Join us to watch four different LGBT+ related short films from Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Island.
The movies are:
Love is simply love
A documentary about the relationship of Jóhanna Sigurðardóttur and Jónína Leósdóttir:
Johanna Sigurdardottir was the first female prime minister of Iceland and the worlds first openly gay prime minister. When she met author Jonina Leosdottir both of them were married to men and had children. Their relationship was a closely guarded secret but ended up on front pages all over the world. See trailer here.
Director: Björn B. Björnsson.
Made by: Reykjavík films.
Inspired by the experience of Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir of coming out as trans:
Svanur searches for the freedom to be themself, in the big city and in the rural countryside at home with their grandmother. See trailer here.
Written and directed by: Vala Ómarsdóttir & Hallfríður Þóra Tryggvadóttir
Annika Samuelsen lives in the Faroe Islands and is transgender. She is in the process of correcting her physical sex but this is a long and often very demanding process, that would be made a little easier, if she were able to legally change her gender while she waited. In the Faroe Islands, you are not legally allowed to change your gender before you’ve changed your physical sex, even if you are receiving treatment where sex correction surgery is the desired end result.
A film by Heiðrik á Heygum
Nuka, a young drag queen from Nuuk, and his best friend Lu, a cool DJ and electronic musician, go on tour with their drag show to the remote hunting settlements along the coast to prove that you can be a cool performer, Greenlandic and gay at the same time. Apart from doing the show, the two young men hope to bring some life into the sleepy small town atmosphere that reigns. However, people are not quite ready for them yet, so the boys are confronted with a lot of opposition, but their black humor makes them go on. See trailer here.
Writer & Director: Lene Staehr.