The festival's film bill includes German-Greenlandic classics such as 1918's silent, slapstick comedy Eskimo Baby, and Arnold Fanck's 1933 SOS Iceberg, starring (strangely enough) a young Leni Riefenstahl, aka Hitler's go-to girl for Nazi propaganda films. On top of that, there are also some fantastic contemporary efforts including Greenland's first home-grown feature film, Nuummioq (Apr 25), as well as its most famous to date – Malik Kleist's 2011 Quaqqat Alanngui.
Apr 28 is documentary day and most memorably features Sooqakersuttugut, Inuk Silis Høegh's 2004 five-minute faux advertisement for Greenland's non-existent army.
Greenlandic folk group Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children and a crowd of Berlin DJ's, with the help of vats of Vodka made from 2000-year-old water from the Greenlandic ice cap, wrap this film reel up on Apr 30 at .HBC. The price of a festival pass for all seven days is a steal at €45, while tickets for individual screenings cost between €5 (students and trainees) and €6.50.
Greenland Eyes International Film Festival, Apr 24-30 | Kino Aresenal, www.greenlandeyes.com