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The Nordic Film Festival continues at the Tyneside Cinema this week with the screening of Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s black comedy drama Paris of the North on Tuesday 16th December.

The film follows thirty-something Hugi, a primary school teacher and recovering alcoholic who lives in a remote fishing village. He’s got a fistful of troubled relationships that keep making themselves known but Hugi’s obsession with his ex-girlfriend, who moved to Portugal to be with another man, has driven him to take an online language course. When Hugi’s father Veigar shows up, the protagonist’s life is further complicated as their relationship unfurls.

Set amongst Iceland’s stunning West Fjords, a hostile landscape that mirrors the spiky relationships in Hugi’s life, Sigurdsson’s film is a deadpan look at life in rural communities and relationships in general.

Paris of the North screens at the Tyneside Cinema on Tuesday 16th December.

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