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NY Premiere of A Polar Year at My First Film Fest

The third edition of My First Film Fest, organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is a weekend-long showcase of classic and new cinematic works that speak to the experiences and curiosity of young people, November 9-11.

My First Film Fest is the Film Society’s home for the next generation of movie lovers, nurturing the sense of discovery, excitement, and education of the film festival experience while shining a light on the indelible significance of the moving image.

French film selected:

A Polar Year / Une année polaire
New York Premiere

By Samuel Collardey, France, 2018, 94m
Inuktitut and Danish with English subtitles

In search of adventure, 28-year-old Anders leaves his family farm in Denmark to teach Danish in a remote village of Greenland. Cue cultural whiplash, as the bewildered Anders finds himself an outsider in a forbidding tundra where his rambunctious students would rather be dog-sledding than stuck in school. But gradually, as he immerses himself in the traditions of the Inuit community—and bonds with a boisterous 8-year-old boy—Anders discovers his place in the village. Showcasing the dazzling, otherworldly beauty of Greenland’s arctic vistas, this richly human documentary celebrates our capacity for cross-cultural connection.
Ages 11 and up
Friday, November 9, 6:30pm (Q&A with director Samuel Collardey)

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