The second evening of the festival was held at Qwanlin Cinema, and the theatre was much warmer than the Yukon Arts Centre (where yesterday's movies were screened.) It is an old style theatre, the Qwanlin, with ceiling-fans, gray ceiling-tiles, and one of those nearly-flat floors. And the walls, they look like corrogated metal covered in gray cloth. In the lobby you can find arcade games, Volvief and Area 51 in particular. It's the kind of place you feel comfortable eating popcorn in, even when you watch, say, a Norwegian art film entitled O'Horten, directed by Bent Hamer. And I should have chosen the popcorn, because the Twix bar I purchased for two dollars was stale and crushed in some spots. But the movie was great, really!
Though yesterday's crowd was slow to settle into the theatre, they were much quieter. Tonight we had a laugher in the audience, who laughed often, and usually alone. We also had a talker, someone who admired, out loud, "those European trains" that Horten drives in the movie. But again, the movie was wonderful. Here is the trailer (in Norwegian).