Scandinavian Film Festival

More than just Noir, the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, proudly presented by Palace brings the most exciting movies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to luxurious Palace screens in July each year

Adelaide (Jul 13, 2021 – Aug 4, 2021), Perth (Jul 14, 2021 – Aug 4, 2021), Brisbane (Jul 15, 2021 – Aug 4, 2021), Melbourne (Aug 20, 2021 – Sep 8, 2021), Canberra, Byron Bay (July 2022), Sydney (July 2022 [2021 Program Postponed May Resume Earlier])

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Coming soon* to Palace Cinemas is RAMS - an Australian adaptation of the award-winning Icelandic film that was the Centrepiece of the 2015 Scandi Film Festival and awarded the Un Certain Regard at Cannes that year. 

It tells the tale of two estranged brothers living on neighbouring sheep farms who come together to save their flock after a rare disease threatens them. Starring Sam Neill and Michael Caton, you can watch the trailer here 🐏
(*VIC release tbc).
Make sure you catch the last week of the Alliance Française French Film Festival before it closes. Amongst the titles is THE TRANSLATORS featuring Danish star Sidse Babett Knudsen (from TV series Borgen).

When the first 10 pages of a top-secret manuscript appear online, the publisher suspects foul play from one of the 9 language experts hired to translate the book in isolation...and will go to any length to unmask the culprit. Catch it now! (*Excluding Melbourne).
The Alliance Française French Film Festival celebrated Bastille Day yesterday with their reopening at Palace Cinemas*. One Festival title, SPREAD YOUR WINGS, is inspired by a true story with a Norwegian connection. The tale is of a disparate father and son – the former, a visionary scientist who studies wild birds, and the latter, a teen obsessed with video games - who bond over a daring project to save an endangered species, taking them on an incredible journey across Northern Europe. Now showing (*excl.Melbourne). 🍿🇳🇴
KING OF DEVIL'S ISLAND (2010) starring Stellan Skarsgård, tells the extraordinary story of friendship, loyalty and rebellion. Set in Norway in 1915 and based on true events in an island reform school, enigmatic 17 year old Erling brings a defiant attitude that makes an impression on the other boys and challenges authority. A plan to escape unwittingly turns Erling into the leader of a rebellion. 

Rent on iTunes, GooglePlay or YouTube or see it on Stan 🍿
Today Iceland celebrates Independence Day, "þjóðhátíðardagurinn", which marks 76 years since the foundation of the Republic of Iceland. The occasion is usually celebrated with street parades, theatre, flags and dancing. Let's hope celebrations can still take place, in one form or another! 🇮🇸
Whilst we're excited that cinemas are re-opening, sadly the 2020 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival has had to be postponed until next year. On the bright side, there's a Scandi release coming in July, A WHITE, WHITE DAY, so make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest Scandi Film news. 

While we eagerly await the re-opening of Palace Cinemas in July, we’ve partnered with DocPlay to give you an exclusive opportunity to access quality documentaries at home. 

To get you started we've picked some titles to appeal to your Scandi sensibilities, such as INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS, a captivating look into the remarkable life of the celebrated actress, NORTH OF THE SUN, where the finest surfing waves are found in isolated Norway, and NOTHING ON EARTH, a breath-taking adventure of extremes atop a melting glacier on the Greenland Icecap.  

Click the link to access a 45-day free trial 🍿
Based on extraordinary true events, THE KING'S CHOICE scooped the pool at Norway's Academy Awards in 2017. It recounts a pivotal time during WWII when an unprepared Norway was invaded by German forces and their Monarch was presented with an unthinkable ultimatum 🇳🇴

Available to stream on Kanopy or SBS on Demand or rent on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube 🍿
In TOM OF FINLAND, a decorated officer named Touko Laaksonen returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II. But life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing as he finds Helsinki rampant with persecution. 

Refuge is found in his liberating art, made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’. It was to become the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution. 

Rent it on iTunes, Google Play or YouTube 🍿
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