Program of the Scandinavian Film Festival 2022
This year’s Scandinavian Film Festival presents a superb showcase of the best new Nordic cinema – and a closing night classic.
Warm up your winter with the selection of films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. A number of films are also coming straight from this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Opening the festival is the Australian premiere of ‘Margrete – Queen Of The North’, a lavish historical drama from acclaimed director Charlotte Sieling. It explores the legacy and dilemmas faced by Queen Margrete of Denmark (played by Trine Dyrholm).
Dyrholm can also be seen in “A Matter Of Trust,” a tender and moving portrait of interpersonal trust and unspoken truths, by Annette K. Olesen.
This year’s special presentation is “The Lumberjack’s Story”, the directorial debut of Mikko Myllylahti. In an idyllic village, the life of Pepe the woodcutter is suddenly torn apart by a series of tragic events in a matter of days.
“The New Earth”
For foodie moviegoers, “A Taste Of Hunger” is the story of a couple who sacrifice everything to earn a coveted Michelin star for their restaurant. “Nordic By Nature” showcases an ancient microcosm of Nordic history, a thriving seafood industry, stunning landscapes, quirky personalities, a native tongue, and the two-Michelin-star culinary pearl KOKS – the world’s most remote dining destination. world. Additionally, ‘Tuesday Club’ tells the story of Karin, who is forced to reevaluate her life after a sudden change. Friends, food and a rekindled passion give Karin a reason to make a fresh start.
Scandi Screen Sirens is celebrated with ‘Casablanca’ (1942) starring Ingrid Bergman; ‘Queen Christina’ (1933) starring Greta Garbo; ‘The Wicker Man’ (1973) with Britt Ekland; “The Serpent’s Egg” (1977) with Liv Ullmann; and the closing film “The New Land” (1972), also starring Liv.
“So easy going”
‘The New Land’ is the 1972 sequel to the original ‘The Emigrants’ and closes out the 2022 Scandinavian Film Festival. It stars Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann as Swedish immigrants struggling to rebuild their lives. in the Minnesota forest in the mid-19th century. It was nominated for an Oscar in 1973 and won Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes. In 2022, “The New Land” celebrates its 50th anniversary.
‘Comedy Queen’ is a story of loss, anger and healing, and won the Berlinale Crystal Bear award. It follows a 13-year-old girl who wants to become a comedian. Acclaimed real-life Scandinavian comedian Odd-Magnus Williamson stars in “Nothing To Laugh About” as a successful comedian whose life changed in a single day.
Other highlights include ‘So Damn Easy Going’, ‘Pretty Young Thing’, ‘The Pact’, ’70 Is Just A Number’ and ‘Quake’ – ranging from comedies to psychological dramas, and all celebrate Scandinavian cinema .
2022 Scandinavian Film Festival Tour Dates
July 12-August 7 – Palace Norton, Palace Central, Palace Verona, Chauvel Cinema (Sydney)
July 13-August 7 – Palace Electric (Canberra)
July 14-August 7 – Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, The Kino, Pentridge Cinema, The Astor Theater (Melbourne)
July 19-August 10 – Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas (Adelaide)
July 20-August 10 – Luna Leederville, Luna On SX, Palace Raine Square (Perth)
July 20-August 10 – Palace James Street, Palace Barracks (Brisbane)
July 22-August 10 – Palace Byron Bay