A tale from the North – Pathfinder Film Concert
Next Wednesday, September 27th, at the Forbidden City Music Hall in Beijing, the Norwegian Oscar-nominated movie Pathfinder will be screened as a silent movie, but accompanied by live music composed and performed by young Norwegian musicians from the Barents region.
About the movie:
Pathfinder is a 1987 Norwegian action-adventure film written and directed by Nils Gaup. It was the first full-length film in Sami, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988.
The film is set on the Finnmarksvidda plateau in Northern Norway and inspired by a Sámi oral storytelling circulated in the 11th century, the film Pathfinder follows Aigin, a young Sámi hunter who sees his family massacred by Chudes, a tribe from the East. Aigin swears revenge, but to save other Sámi who have fled to the coast, he must become a guide and pathfinder for the Chudes on a dangerous path through a rugged winter landscape.
About the music:
Yoik, the traditional form of song and music of the Sami, carries the Sami cultural tradition and their personal memories through mimicking the natural sound and chanting. The beautiful and mythical Yoik is rooted in the shamanistic cultures but it is also related to the life of Sami in the modern world.
More information in both English and Chinese can be found on https://www.norway.no/en/china/norway-china/news-and-events/beijing-news-and-events2/a-tale-from-the-north—pathfinder-film-concert/.
Ticket information can be found on http://piao.jd.com/87052.html.
Come and enjoy the adventure in Sami land with Aigin!