Welcome To Norway! Brisbane Opening Night 2016 Volvo Scandi Film Fest

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Scandinavian Film Festival says
Join in the delight of international audiences with the Première of this unlikely witty black comedy brimming with heart and soul. The pre-film reception will include Scandinavian Smørrebrød and Cake wines.

Norwegian star Jakob Oftebro will be in attendance.

PALACE BARRACKS
Wednesday 13 July
6pm Opening Party
7pm Première screening of WELCOME TO NORWAY

Palace Movie Club Members $30
General Admission $35

WELCOME TO NORWAY!
"One of the best comedies Norway has produced" - CINEMA SCANDINAVIA

Director Rune Denstad Langlo brings some welcome levity to the highly topical subject of Europe’s migration crisis in this acerbic and insightful black comedy that pokes fun at the behaviour of Norwegians when pushed outside their comfort zones.

The star of all three of Denstad Langlo’s previous features, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, plays Petter Primus, a jovial racist and failed entrepreneur who turns his dilapidated mountain hotel into a state-funded refugee asylum centre to remain financially afloat. Not surprisingly, the cultural rub causes more than a little friction, especially his relationship with the overly optimistic arrival Abedi (a standout performance by newcomer Olivier Mukata). Fifty freezing refugees, a nosy Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, a depressed wife and a restless teenage daughter prove far more than Petter Primus can bear!

Sharp, witty and unpredictable, Welcome to Norway! juggles its themes with acute skill; never patronising for the sake of laughs, never too serious for the sake of political correctness. This is a film that will put a smile on your face in ways you may not expect.

Norway • Comedy/Drama • 2016 • 90' • Norwegian | English | Arabic | Swahili | French
Director: Rune Denstad Langlo
Cast: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Olivier Mukata, Slimane Dazi, Henriette Steenstru, Elisar Sayegh, Renate Reinsve, Nini Bakke Kristiansen
Find out more: http://www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com/films/welcome-to-norway
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By: Scandinavian Film Festival