The inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival comes to Sydney, screening a curated selection of 21 films from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.
The critically acclaimed selection of comedies, dramas and documentaries ensures there’s a film for all tastes. Scandinavian films rarely receive cinematic releases in Australia and this festival allows audiences to experience them as they should be seen, on the silver screen.
Special events including opening night after parties, dress-up screenings, Q&A sessions with the film’s stars, food, and music promises a memorable and ongoing event. Not to mention the wealth of Scandinavian films getting their Australian premiere.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is the Swedish blockbuster which opens the festival. This comedy centres on an elderly man who escapes from his nursing home and embarks on a hilarious journey.
Waltz For Monica is the extraordinary biopic of Swedish Jazz singer Monica Zetterlund, highlighting the dark side of fame and success.
Ego revolves around a conceited young man’s obsession with partying, girls and sex.
Flow is the arresting rags-to-riches story of a young man’s rise from labourer to rapper and stars Danish rapper Kian Rosenberg Larsson.
August Fools is an uplifting comedy based on real political events and stars Finnish actress Laura Birn who will be attending the Q&A screening.
Pioneer is the much anticipated suspense thriller starring Australia’s Jonathan LaPaglia, who will also be in attendance for the Q&A screening. (MM)
Jul 9-27, Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt; Palace Verona, 17 Oxford St, Paddington, $20-75 (5 film pass), scandinavianfilmfestival.com.au