Winter's Yearning

Winter's Yearning

  • Available to stream online: Sat, Oct 17, 7:00pm to Mon, Oct 19, 7:00pm

Streaming of this film is available to viewers worldwide.

Sidse Torstholm Larsen, Sturla Pilskog / 2019 / Greenlandic, English, Danish with English Subtitles / Kalaallit Nunaat / Greenland / Denmark / Norway / 75 min / Toronto Premiere


Winter’s Yearning is an eye-opening portrait documentary of the small fishing town of Maniitsoq, Greenland, which has been selected as the next plant location for US aluminium giant ALCOA. An aluminium plant could provide a useful step towards Greenlandic independence. However, visions of the anticipated windfall fade into a waiting game. Directors Sidse Torstholm Larsen and Sturla Pilskog intertwine the lives of three Maniitsoq residents: a social worker, a young woman and the town’s ‘aluminium coordinator’. Through attentively layering their stories, situations and personal efforts towards self-sufficiency, the atmosphere of a small-town yearning for progression and change is beautifully portrayed.

Screening with

Carlotta’s Face
Valentin Riedl and Frédéric Schuld | 2018 | Germany | German with English subtitles | 5 minutes

Carlotta’s Face illuminates a relationship dysfunction in its sensitive portrayal of a woman who suffers from prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces, and her salvation through art.


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