Special Events and Festival Highlights showcasing the most exciting films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland
The much anticipated Scandinavian Film Festival opened last night in Brisbane, entertaining audiences with the uproarious Norwegian comedy HERE IS HAROLD at Palace Centro, before the swinging Scandinavian After Party where all indulged in Nordic flavours and entertainment. The film festival will continue to delight and entertain for an exclusive 10 day season until July 26 at Centro, and is set to heat up the Australian winter with all the most exciting and tantalising dramas, comedies and thrillers from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
Join us for A Family Affair In The Mediterranean, with a not to be missed screening of comedy ALL INCLUSIVE, a Danish film about love and figuring out how to be a family on July 21. Palace Centro hosts a pre film reception, including drinks, Danish sandwiches and festive tunes in celebration of this wonderfully refreshing comedy.
Highlight films of the festival include the winner of the 2015 Cannes Un Certain Regard, Grímur Hákonarson’s sublime new film, RAMS, which is set in a remote Icelandic farming valley, and follows two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years who must come together in order to save their prized sheep. You can see this on the silver screen July 19 & 25 at Palace Centro.
Amanda Adolfsson’s longed for dreamy debut YOUNG SOPHIE BELL (Unga Sophie Bell), screening July 19 & 26, won best film at Stockholm Film Festival and follows two best friends as their dreams to move to Berlin after graduation are shattered.
The festival closes on July 26 with a screening of INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS (Jag ar Ingrid), which arrives fresh from Cannes Film Festival 2015. Stig Bjorkman deliver a revelatory documentary on Bergman’s personal life through her diary, interviews with family members and never-before-seen private footage, providing a captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
Scandinavian Film Festival 2015 screens at Palace Centro Cinema, 39 James St Fortitude Valley from 16-26 July. All information and tickets available www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com.