Murmansk Branch News

27.11.2017

Murmansk Branch takes part in organizing street film representation at Northern Character International Film Festival


The FSUE “Rosmorport” Murmansk Branch has taken part in organizing the first street free winter film representation of the documentary “Ocean Blood” produced by Norwegian directors Trude Berge Ottersen and Gry Elisabeth Mortensen. The film has been presented within the Northern Character International Film Festival with the support of the International Film Festival in Tromsø (Tromsø International Film Festival).

On Friday, November 24, 2017, about 200 people gathered on the square in front of the harbor station of the seaport of Murmansk to put their northern character through its paces and see the film devoted to the last seal hunting in the Norwegian waters in open sky. The organizers prepared hot non-alcoholic drinks for the audience. In addition, visitors of the street film house were able to use buildings of the harbor station for heating.

The light frost at about minus five degrees Celsius and light wind, and low drifting snow added impressions to the audience and allowed to feel the atmosphere of the film to its utmost. The length of the film was about two hours.

Upon completion of the film all those who wished were able to pose questions to the director and the main character of the film – the captain of the seal hunting ship.

Following the results of the festival the Ocean Blood film has been recognized as the best one in “The Documentary Debut” nomination.

Video of the Murman State Radio and Television Company