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The Northern Lights Film Series highlights films with an emphasis on Iceland and other circumpolar nations including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Greenland and Canada’s North! In the early 2000s, a young Gimli Film Festival focused nearly exclusively on this circumpolar them. Since then, the Festival has grown to celebrate films from all corners of the earth, but our Northern Lights Film Series remains a keystone element of the Festival’s annual programming.

 

Generously sponsored by Claire Gillis & Ernest Stefanson.


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Set on Fogo Island off the coast of Newfoundland, Dropstones is an intimate family portrait that follows a matriarch, Sonya, shortly after she has returned to the home she once yearned to escape. As Sonya raises her two young sons, Luke and Sean, she finds herself drawing on her island’s traditions to meet the challenges of motherhood. Set against the changing seasons over the course of a year, the film immerses us in the unique rhythms of life on Fogo Island, illuminating both the hardship and fulfillment that come with calling this singular place home.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    57 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Rating
    PG
  • Director
    Caitlin Durlak