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3 November - 2021

Ticket sales have started!

Today at 12:00, ticket sales for the 41st edition of the Northern Film Festival started. Now that the first tickets are flying out the door, the idea starts kicking in that next week already we have our opening night with Silence of the Tides! What a relief also that after the press conference yesterday, we are officially allowed to continue and that the festival will actually take place this year. In exactly one week we will welcome you again with open arms and we are absolutely ready to meet you there. Are you too?

All information about tickets can be found via the button below. If you want to buy a discount ticket or strippenkaart, you can! They are already available on the same page.

The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic

On Thursday and Saturday, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic will be shown. This audience award winner of the famous Venice Film Festival is an atypical action-thriller about Jaakko, a blind man with MS. He is in love with Sirpa, even though they have never met, they call each other every day. When Sirpa is overwhelmed by shocking news, Jaakko is sure: he has to go to her. Bound to his wheelchair, he has to rely on the help of five strange people in five places: from home to a taxi, from a taxi to the station, from the station to the train, from the train to the taxi and finally from the taxi to… her. What could possibly go wrong?

Final film

Our final film is known! And what a film it is. This year, we are screening the new film by director Pablo Larráin: Spencer, with none other than top actress Kristen Stewart, who plays Princess Diana. The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long been a thing of the past. Despite rumours of affairs and divorce, the Christmas festivities continue at the Queen’s estate in Sandringham. Diana knows the game, but she decides that her loveless marriage to Prince Charles isn’t working and she needs to deviate from the path laid out for her as a future queen…


Besides films from the international north, we also show many new films from our own region. For example, the poetic and personal documentary Bartlehiem by Froukje van Wengerden. In 2016 she won our Filmkick Competition and then presented the film Ik was pas 14. In Bartlehiem, Froukje returns to her birthplace and discovers that she is pregnant. The film shows a beautiful portrait of a place where seasons follow each other slowly while different generations of people and animals live side by side in the countryside. Bartlehiem is part of the selection of our Noorderkroon programme.