The Scandinavian Film Festival is pleased to announce its full repertoire of twenty-two features framed by the witty opening night comedy HERE IS HAROLD (Her Er Harold) and closing night film INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS (Jag ar Ingrid).
The latter sees 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.
Swedish-Finnish actress and well-known comedian Bianca Kronlöf will be present in Sydney and Melbourne for their opening nights and an exclusive Q&A following the screening of her film UNDERDOG (Svenskjävel), which sees her play 23-year-old Dino, who has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile existence in Oslo, Norway, only to end up in the centre of a scandalous and intense love triangle.
Other Festival highlights include:
Grimur Hakonarson’s RAMS (Hrutar), which was awarded the top prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section. RAMS centres on two brothers from a remote Icelandic farming valley who haven’t spoken in 40 years, but have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them — their prize-winning flock of sheep.
Anne Sewitsky (winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in 2011 for her début feature, Happy, Happy) returns with HOMESICK (De Naermeste), an intimate portrayal of one woman desperately trying to rewrite past emotional injuries.
Danish Academy-Award winning director Bille August’s SILENT HEART (Stille hjerte), a masterfully crafted drama where three generations of a family gather in a large isolated country home faced with a mother’s ultimate decision.
Check out the full programme & purchases your tickets @ http://www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com/
Festival dates & locations
WED 8 JULY – SUN 26 JULY: PALACE NORTON STREET, PALACE VERONA
VIC THU 9 JULY – SUN 26 JULY: PALACE CINEMA COMO, PALACE BRIGHTON BAY
ACT TUE 14 JULY – SUN 26 JULY: PALACE ELECTRIC
QLD THU 16 JULY – SUN 26 JULY: PALACE CENTRO
BYRON FRI 17 JULY – THU 23 JULY: PALACE BYRON BAY
SA WED 22 JULY – WED 29 JULY: PALACE NOVA EASTEND CINEMA
WA THU 23 JULY – WED 29 JULY: CINEMA PARADISO
HOBART THU 23 JULY – WED 29 JULY: STATE CINEMA