2016 Scandinavian Film Festival

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Luna Palace Cinemas says
Now a much anticipated fixture on the festival calendar, the third Volvo Scandinavian Film Festiva presented by Palace, Luna Palace Cinemas and The West Australian will see some of the most exciting and fresh movies from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland grace screens at Cinema Paradiso in Northbridge from 21 July – 3 August.

To whet your appetite, here is a preview of the 2016 program:
Finland’s official Oscar contender, and winner of Best Film at Finland’s 2016 Jussi Awards, THE FENCER, offers a fictionalised take on a real-life fencing teacher who took a stand against Stalinist oppression in Soviet-era Estonia.

Meanwhile, more in the spirit of recent Nordic fare, tense suspense thriller ABSOLUTION starring the brilliant Laura Birn (2014 Festival guest) tackles the moral questions of guilt and revenge after a hit-and-run accident spirals out of control.

Also from Finland, OTHER GIRLS (Toiset Tytöt) is a survival story about those moments when life gives you a brutal kick, but you decide to kick back. HARD!

From Sweden, the documentary comedy NICE PEOPLE is a real-life “Cool Runnings” which has won over audiences’ hearts worldwide. Winner of the Audience Award at the Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Academy Awards) Staffan Lindberg’s LOVE IS THE DRUG is a comedy about super rich Veronica (played by international star Izabella Scorupco) and Mike, a carpenter, and all that stands between their love, including stepchildren, ex partners and new parents-in-law.

Danish Director Christina Rosendahl makes her mark with her second feature film THE IDEALIST (Idealisten). Based on real events of the 80s and 90s, THE IDEALIST deals with the conspiracies about Thule airbase during the cold war and a young journalist whistle-blower who tries to reveal the secrets behind a nuclear disaster.

The first feature film of Swedish-born Dane Daniel Dencik, GOLD COAST (Guldkysten) is a story of beauty and brutality, partly based on personal letters and diaries from the Danish botanist Wulff Joseph Wulff, played by 2014 Berlin Film Festival Shooting Star award winner and Norwegian heartthrob Jakob Oftebro. Norway heralds Scandinavia’s first disaster movie THE WAVE (Bølgen) is an action packed film based on the real-life event of the 1934 tsunami which hit Norway’s Tafiord.

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