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, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Hobart (July 2021 [July 2020 Program Postponed, may resume earlier])

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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 🍿
This week’s Scandi recommendation is festival favourite SAMI BLOOD. Swedish-Sami filmmaker Amanda Kernell tells the story of a reindeer breeding Sami girl trying to assimilate with her boarding school peers. Exposed to racism and emotional trauma, she starts dreaming of another life. But to do this, she must cut herself off from her family and culture. Experience this beautifully haunting tale on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.
Settle in with a coolly comic take on the refugee crisis from Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki – THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE. The 2017 hit, which amongst many other accolades took out the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, sees a poker playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriend a newly arrived group of refugees who they take under their wing. Described as intelligent, funny and affecting you can experience it now on SBS on Demand (with ads), Google Play and YouTube.
WIN! Thanks to our friends from Via Vision Entertainment we have some DVDs of Acquitted: The Complete Series to giveaway! To enter simply like this post and tag that buddy who would love to watch these series with you! Acquitted shadows a battle of guilt, revenge and hope of reconciliation, the man who pleaded not guilty is still judged by society. You can find out more here
In their Australian debut, one of Norway’s most admired dance theatre companies, Panta Rei Danseteater, brings their two fast-paced and colourful works, Lullaby and I Wish Her Well, to Melbourne's Monash University Clayton. Get a package and see both shows on 6 Sep for only $55! Find out more:
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