The first edition of the Nordic Film Festival in London will take place between 30 November and 5 December 2012 across London at Riverside Studios (Hammersmith), Ciné lumière (South Kensington) and Prince Charles Cinema (Leicester Square). Nordic Film Festival brings together a broad mix of independent films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, celebrating the best in Nordic filmmaking past and present. With the recent wave of Nordic fiction that has resonated so strongly with UK audiences, the time seems ripe to celebrate this area of European filmmaking in a festival context.
The first ever Nordic Film Festival will open with a special Gala screening of critically acclaimed director Susanne Bier’s LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm on 30 November. Closing the festival will be the UK Premiere Gala screening of Lisa Langseth’s debut feature PURE starring Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina) on 5 December.
Nordic Film Festival Director Sonali Joshi from day for night* said: “Nordic cinema is thriving, with its vibrant independent filmmaking scene and long-standing traditions of internationally recognised talent. Nordic Film Festival will be the only festival of its kind in the UK, offering a dedicated context through which to celebrate Nordic cinema with the aim of producing a truly creative, exciting and enjoyable festival. We encourage cinema lovers across the capital to participate in our first Nordic Film Festival.”
NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL: 2012 PROGRAMME:
Fri 30 Nov, 6.15pm – Opening Gala Screening + party, Cine lumiere
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED I Susanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112 mins
Sat 1 Dec, 2pm – Riverside Studios
FESTEN I Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden 1998, 105 mins, cert 15
Sat 1 Dec, 5.15pm – Riverside Studios
HELSINKI FOREVER I Peter von Bagh, Finland 2008, 74 mins, London Premiere
Sat 1 Dec, 7pm – Riverside Studios
BEYOND I Pernilla August, Sweden/Finland 2010, 99 mins
Sat 1 Dec, 11.30pm – Midnight Screening, Prince Charles Cinema
TROLL HUNTER I Andre Ovredal, Norway 2010, 103 mins, cert 15
Sun 2 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios
JAR CITY I Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006, 91 mins, cert 15
Sun 2 Dec, 8.45pm – Riverside Studios
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST I Joachim Trier, Norway 2011, 96 mins, cert 15
Mon 3 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios
OLAFUR ELIASSON: SPACE IS PROCESS I Jacob Jorgensen/Henrik Lundo, Denmark 2010, 76 mins, UK Premiere
Mon 3 Dec, 8pm – Cine lumiere
BABETTE’S FEAST I Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987, 103 mins, cert U, Special Preview
Mon 3 Dec, 8.30pm – Riverside Studios
THE PUNK SYNDROME I Jukka Karkkainen/Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland 2012, 85 mins, London Premiere
Wed 5 Dec, 7pm – Closing Gala Screening + party, Riverside Studios
PURE I Lisa Langseth, Sweden 2010, 97 mins, UK Premiere
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