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Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings

Fri 8 Oct 2010
(Mic Macs - A Tire L'Arigot)

Fri 22 Oct 2010
His and Hers

Fri 5 Nov 2010
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The
(Män som hatar kvinnor)

Fri 19 Nov 2010
Last Night As I Lay Dreaming
(A tribute to Robbie McMahon of SpancilHill)

Fri 3 Dec 2010

Fri 17 Dec 2010
The Snowman

Noi Albinoi

2003 - Dagur Kari - 93 - Iceland / Germany / UK / Denma

Fri 24 Sep 2004 at 8.30pm
Astor Cinema, Scariff

Midnight Court Rating: 5.0 (2 votes)

Genre: Drama/Comedy

Storyline: From the country that brought you the blackly comic 101 Reykjavic comes an equally humorous tragi-comedy. High school offers no challenges whatsoever to the gifted Nói except mockery of his teachers for his own enjoyment. He spends his days stealing beer and cigarettes to numb the boredom of life in the minuscule, snowbound village he has grown up in. Although not an albino, as the title suggests, Nói is hairless, pale and awkward. He is under constant suspicion (with some cause) by the local constable and suffers the domestic burden of a dotty grandmother and terminally alcoholic father. The arrival of a lovely new petrol station attendant, Iris, gives direction and purpose to the mischievous Nói. Dreams of a Polynesian escape with Iris take him off on a number of small but surreal adventures. The humour of the film winds down from side-splitting to the plain hilarious before a final, almost apocalyptic, climax that sideswipes the audience. However rather than come as a clumsy shift in tone, the finale somehow fits perfectly with the atmosphere created throughout the film.

Dagur Kari studied directing at the Danish Film School. His graduation film, a short entitled Lost Weekend (99), was screened around the world and won fourteen prizes. His other short films include The Violin Maker (97), Old Spice (99) and Professional Darkness (00). He co-directed the feature film Dramarama (01) and makes his solo directorial debut with Nói albinói (03).

“A funny but slightly scary comedy-drama” - Time Out

'Icelandic cinema digs out a major new talent ... an inspired mix of realism, humour and metaphor.' - Variety

'Arthouse lyricism, Kaurimaki-style black humour and youthful romanticism. Marks the debut of a major talent' - Screen International

“Existential and darkly comic...an impressive and unique debut.” - Dazed & Confused

Winner - Tiger Award, Moviezone Prize, Jury Grand Prix / International Film Festival Rotterdam
Winner - Nordic Prize, FIPRESCI Prize & Ecumenical Prize / Gothenburg Festival
Winner - Kudo Award (Best Musical Score) / Angers Festival of First Films
Winner- Grand Jury Prize / Angers Festival of First Films
Winner - Best Film / Icelandic Film Awards
Winner - Guarndian New Directors Special Commendation / Edinburgh Film Festival

Verdicts from the Midnight Court

Previous Screenings

Fri 10 Jun 2005

Fri 3 Jun 2005
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Fri 27 May 2005
Since Otar Left

Fri 20 May 2005
Old Boy

Fri 13 May 2005
The Motorcycle Diaries

Fri 6 May 2005
The Return

Fri 29 Apr 2005

Fri 22 Apr 2005

Fri 15 Apr 2005
American Splendor

Sat 9 Apr 2005
Ae Fond Kiss

Sat 12 Mar 2005
EXTRA The Story of the Weeping Camel

Fri 11 Mar 2005
The Story of the Weeping Camel

Fri 25 Feb 2005
Fahrenheit 9/11

Fri 11 Feb 2005
Bad Education

Fri 28 Jan 2005
The Station Agent

Thu 13 Jan 2005
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Fri 10 Dec 2004
Lost In Translation

Fri 3 Dec 2004
(Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself)

Fri 26 Nov 2004

Fri 19 Nov 2004
Raising Victor Vargas

Fri 12 Nov 2004
Far From Heaven

Fri 5 Nov 2004
Together With You

Fri 29 Oct 2004
Capturing The Friedmans

Fri 22 Oct 2004
Goodbye Lenin

Fri 15 Oct 2004
Mother, The

Fri 8 Oct 2004

Fri 1 Oct 2004
Death In Venice
(Morte a Venezia)

Fri 24 Sep 2004
Noi Albinoi

Fri 17 Sep 2004
Barbarian Invasions
(Les Invasions Barbares)

Fri 10 Sep 2004
Amandla ! A revolution in 4 part harmony

Fri 12 Dec 2003
City Of God (2)

Fri 28 Nov 2003
8 Women

Fri 14 Nov 2003
Nine Queens

Sat 1 Nov 2003
Documentary festival

Fri 17 Oct 2003
Divine Intervention

Fri 3 Oct 2003
Talk To Her

Fri 19 Sep 2003
Italian For Beginners

Fri 4 Apr 2003
No Mans Land

Fri 21 Mar 2003
Sex and Lucia
(Lucia Y El Sexo)

Fri 7 Mar 2003
Divided We Fall

Fri 7 Feb 2003
The Closet
(Le Placard)

Fri 24 Jan 2003
Salaam Bombay

Fri 10 Jan 2003
Y Tu Mama Tambien
(And Your Mother Too)

Fri 13 Dec 2002
Lagaan, Once Upon A Time In India

Fri 29 Nov 2002
George Washington

Fri 15 Nov 2002
The Taste of Others
(Le Goût Des Autres)

Fri 1 Nov 2002
The Devil's Backbone
(El Espinazo del Diablo)

Fri 18 Oct 2002
The Princess and The Warrior

Fri 4 Oct 2002
Aimée et Jaguar

Fri 20 Sep 2002

Fri 6 Sep 2002
Monsoon Wedding

Wed 29 May 2002

Fri 22 Mar 2002

Fri 8 Mar 2002
Tears of the Black Tiger

Fri 22 Feb 2002

Fri 25 Jan 2002
The Dish

Fri 18 Jan 2002

Thu 16 Dec 1999
Antonia’s Line

Thu 9 Dec 1999
Feng Yue
(Temptress Moon)

Thu 25 Nov 1999
Life is Beautiful

Thu 11 Nov 1999
The Sweet Hereafter

Thu 28 Oct 1999
Short Cuts

Thu 14 Oct 1999