For its fourth edition, FIKAS joins forces with Cinéma Public to present a series of Scandinavian horror films: a happy mix of classic and cult films (Häxan), more recent critical and commercial successes (The Innocents, Let the Right One In) and little known gems (Le renne blanc).
The mission of the Festival Immersif de Kultur et d’Art Scandinave / Nordique – FIKA(S) is to promote the Scandinavian and Nordic art of living in Montreal and Quebec through music, cinema, gastronomy, literature, visual arts, conferences and networking sessions, all the while privileging the values of exchange, discovery and sharing. The festival’s main objective: to create bridges between Quebec and Scandinavian countries by offering cultural and artistic encounters that are both unifying and intimate!
Benjamin Christensen’s legendary silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages and early modern era suffered from the same ills as psychiatric patients diagnosed with hysteria in the film’s own time.
language: silent, intertitles in Swedish
Pirita is a bewitched young woman wed to an often-absent reindeer herder. Longing for affection, she carries out a sacrifice to empower a local shaman’s love potion and becomes cursed, transforming into a white reindeer by night and drinking the blood of local hunters.
If you don’t think a movie can be both unsettling and heartwarming, seeing is believing. Gorgeously shot and unforgivingly gory, this elegant modern horror classic will make your stomach churn and your heart flutter.
Out of sight of the adults, four children discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.
Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark