Taste Norway: Tongue Cutter Film Screening & Dinner Reception
In the occasion of 2017 Beyond Frozen Point Film Festival, the Norwegian Consulate General Shanghai, the Norwegian Seafood Council, and NorAlumni China will co-organize TASTE NORWAY, the Norwegian documentary Tongue Cutters screening with a seafood buffet dinner reception, on December 4th, at Shanghai Film Museum. A live demonstration of Norwegian fish processing will be provided by the Norwegian Seafood Council.
As a highlight of the Beyond Frozen Point film project in Eastern China, Ms. Solveig Melkeraaen, the director of Tongue Cutters will visit Shanghai on Dec. 3-4 to share stories behind the scene. The film, which depicts the unconventional traditions in the Arctic villages, also shed lights on the Norwegian seafood industry with its long histories and developments, which provides precious opportunities for Chinese audience to learn the Norwegian culture and seafood industry via cultural/business crossover perspectives.
This event provides an opportunity to promote the Norwegian seafood (cod) business via cultural/art perspective, to build local media contacts while promoting Norwegian culture and business, and to refresh and tighten the link for NorAlumni members as a Christmas gathering in Shanghai. The guests mainly include media contacts in various fields especially art, culture, and business, NorAlumni members, and Chinese contacts on seafood business.
Date: Monday 4 December 2017, the welcome drinks start at 17:30 with event starts at 18:00
Venue: Art Theatre, Ground floor, Shanghai Film Museum, 595 Caoxi North Road, Shanghai
About Tongue Cutters
Tongue Cutters is a documentary depicting the unconventional tradition in the Arctic villages. Ten-year-old Tobias slices and cuts the tongues off the heads of codfish with a big knife at an almost frightening pace. Joining him is the 9-year-old Ylva from Oslo who will spend her winter vacation away from her safe home environment and deal with sharp knives, cod heads and fish blood. Melkaraaen’s camera cast lights on the exotica arctic lifestyle and reflects on the complex situation of our times when the strength of the tradition and the new live hand in hand with each other and resonate new ethos of growing up at the edge of the world. The official trailer can be found at the end.
Tongue Cutter has been screened in many international film festivals and also nominated as the best documentary and the best children’s film at Norway’s most important film prize, The Amanda Prize. At the 2017’s Tromsø International Film Festival, it was shown in the opening film.
For the third edition Beyond Frozen Point film festival, we are very proud to screen Tongue Cutter for the first time in China and also to invite the director of the film. Ms. Solveig Melkaraaen, to share with us her experience in working with this delicate subject.