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SCA22 Nordic by Nature

15+ 65 MIN
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This fascinating culinary documentary follows the endearing yet brutal everyday life of the Faroe Islands and its culinary pearl, two-star Michelin restaurant KOKS.

The Faroe Islands are an ancient microcosmos of exciting products, Nordic history, a thriving seafood industry, stunning landscapes and eccentric personalities. Prior to COVID-19, people took immense detours to dine at KOKS, an eatery serving food sourced from just 500 square miles of produce, in a rugged terrain and subpolar climate, with average temperatures close to freezing throughout the year, everlasting light in summer and scorching darkness through winter.

Filmed over an 18-month period, Nordic by Nature dives into the poetic mind of young Faroese chef Poul Andrias Ziska, exploring the traditions, history and distinctive ancient practices that lie beneath the world's most remote fine dining experience.

Five years after his successful Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen, director Rasmus Dinesen returns with the story of young, down-to-earth chef Ziska and his team, attempting to combine local cooking traditions with modern cuisine amid the beauty and wilderness of the Faroe Islands.

Content Warning: Contains scenes of animal death 


OFFICIAL SELECTION – San Sebastián International Film Festival 2021 

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Cork Film Festival 2021 

WINNER – Audience Award: Best Culinary Film, Newport Beach Film Festival 2021 


"The food is the star here, a veritable work of art."

- Filmuforia

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 12th July
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65 min




Poul Andrias Ziska, Karin Visth, Rebecca Mead


Rasmus Dinesen


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Faroese and Danish with English subtitles, English

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square