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Screening of animated film "Valhalla"

Screening of animated film "Valhalla"
National Library of Estonia, 6th floor exhibition hall (Tõnismägi 2, Tallinn)
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In the frames of exhibition VALHALLA – The Old Gods Are Back in the sixth floor exhibition hall of the National Library of Estonia on 17.03–14.04.2016 there will be screening of animated film "Valhalla" on 24 March at 17:00 and 31 March at 17:00.

Denmark, 1986 / 78 min
In Danish with English subtitles and Estonian translation

Thor, the god of thunder, and his companion, Loki, take the two Viking children Tjalfe and Røskva with them across the rainbow bridge to Asgard, legendary land of the Norse gods. Here the children are put to work as servants to the gods. But soon Tjalfe and Røskva meet Quark, a naughty little giant child, and together the three children revolt against the gods' tyranny. They run away and build a wooden cottage, of their own out in the forest. Unfortunately Thor discovers their hiding place. Wanting to take Quark back to where he came from, he forces the children on a journey to the land of the giants. Here Tjalfe and Røskva are involved in a fantastic combat between gods and giants - a combat in which the children come to play a crucial role. 

See trailer here.

Film's plot is also told in the two comic albums "The Story of Quark" and "The Journey to Utgard-Loki".
Director: Peter Madsen
Co-director: Jeffrey James Varab
Produced by Swan Film Production for The Valhalla Consortium in collaboration with The Danish Film Institute.

The film was released in Danish cinemas in October 1986. Before that a staff of more than 100 artists had worked hard on the film for 4 years. The film was an instant hit and for several years it was number 3 on the Danish box office list. "Valhalla" was awarded the Public's Prize for Best Children's Film at the Cannes Festival in 1987.