Hot Docs Showcase: Tongue Cutters

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street

Hot Doc Canadian International Documentary Festival and Resource Centre for the Arts present: Hot Docs Showcase: Tongue Cutters, a film by Solveig Melkeraaen.

Screening in partnership with Fishing for Success. Join us for a youth panel discussion & refreshments after the film.

Cod tongue is a delicacy in Norway, and the job of cutting the cod’s tongue is traditionally reserved for children. In this charming and whimsical coming of age story, nine-year-old Ylva dreams of following in her family’s footsteps and earning money by working a season in the fisheries of northern Norway. Leaving her big city Oslo life behind, she arrives in a small fishing village and meets 10-year-old Tobias, a highly skilled and ambitious tongue cutter who takes her under his wing and shows her the art. With slickers on and knives sharpened, the joyful duo dive into their work. Over time, they discover they have much in common, and as Tobias’ big dreams inspire Ylva, their bond grows. A beautiful friendship is formed while knee-deep in fish heads.

Trailer for Tongue Cutters:

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