Arctic Film Focus: Community
The Bonfire + O.M.G. (Oh Máigon Girl)
SUN 5th MARCH (20:00 – 21:45)
Cinema, Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
£5/£3 Entry – Tickets
These new films explore the nature of community in two different northern settings, including those who try to escape it – successfully or otherwise.
An impressive feature debut by Yakutian director Dmitryi Davidov, The Bonfire is a powerful film about the ties and competing affections within a tightly-knit community in central Siberia. In the wake of a tragic accident, the father of the culprit decides to adopt a boy affected by it. This well-intention gesture, however, only deepens the rift caused between his two biological children. Tensions spark and resentment begins to rise within the family….
Marja Bål Nango‘s O.M.G. (Oh Máigon Girl) follows 15-year-old Máigon and her best friend, Ánne-Sire. In midsummer, at the height of the midnight sun, the two small-town Sámi girls feel in desperate need of adventure. With two very different goals in mind, the two set off on a risky escape attempt which sees them trying to hitch-hike their way towards independence and adulthood.
[Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of BFI’s Film Audience Network]