Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2009
Country: NORWAY
Language: Norwegian, Saami
Run Time: 79 minutes


And you complain about Cleveland's winters. In this ultimate off-road movie, Jomar journeys 1,100 kilometers alone, on a snowmobile, across the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle. Jomar used to be a contender. He was a championship skier with a loving girlfriend. Then an accident triggered an existential crisis, and now he lives alone in a hut atop a snowy ski hill. Swigging booze and gulping pills, he's the kind of no-future guy who looks forward to Tunnel Disaster Week on the National Geographic Channel. One night, just as the program starts, Johan burns his hut down by mistake. There's nowhere to go but the road, so he boards his ancient snowmobile with a 5-liter container of moonshine and undergoes an arduous journey NORTH to find his girlfriend and the child he's never met. En route, Jomar meets an eccentric cast of isolated loners, ranging from a teenage girl, to the Norwegian military on maneuvers, to an ancient ice fisherman living in a tent. "The ice broke on the water," one woman cracks, "Must be the global warming everybody's talking about." As Jomar continues on his weird expedition, it seems like he's heading in the right direction. (In Norwegian with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Erland Loe

Rune Denstad Langlo

Rune Denstad Langlo was formerly a documentary filmmaker.

"Too Much Norway" (2005), "99% Honest" (2008), NORTH (2009)

Sigve Endresen, Brede Hovland

Philip Øgaard

Zaklina Stojcevska

Principal Cast
Anders Bassmo Christiansen, Kyre Hellum, Marte Aunemo, Mads Sjøgârd Pettersen, Lars Olsen, Astrid Solhaug, Even Vesterhus, Ragnhild Vannebo, Celine Engebrigtsen, Ole Dalen

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