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HippFest Commission

This epic-scaled romantic drama tells the story of Laila, separated as a baby from her Norwegian parents and raised amongst the nomadic Sami people. Returned to her birth family Laila grows to maturity, torn between the Christian settlers and the reindeer-herding community who raised her as one of their own.

Director Schnéevoigt (cinematographer on a number of Carl Dreyer films including The Parson’s Widow), captures the imposing vastness of the stunning snow and ice landscape, the fascinating way of life of a still beleaguered minority people, and the intimate narrative of a father who sacrifices his own happiness for that of his daughter.

HippFest is delighted to present the world premiere of a new commission for award-winning Norwegian/Scottish folk duo Marit and Rona who have created a new score marrying the music of the remote landscapes and indigenous peoples of their respective homes.

Dir: George Schnéevoigt | Norway | 1929 | N/C PG | b&w | English intertitles | 2h 26m plus 20m interval

With: Mona Mårtenson, Peter Malberg, Tryggve Larssen, Harald Schwenzen

Performing live Marit Fält and Rona Wilkie (violin, fiddle, mandola, hardingfele)

Screening material courtesy Flicker Alley  


21st Mar 2019
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10 Hope Street
EH51 0AA

01324 506850