The Nordic Film Festival is running its first festival programme, which will take place between 30th November and 5th December 2012 across London at the Riverside Studios (Hammersmith), Ciné lumière (South Kensington) and Prince Charles Cinema (Leicester Square). The Nordic Film Festival is aiming to bring together a mix of independent films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, celebrating the best in Nordic filmmaking… past and present.
The festival will open with a Gala screening of director Susanne Bier’s Love is all You Need starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm on 30th November 2012. 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 5th December.
Nordic Film Festival Director Sonali Joshi 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 30th Nov, 6.15pm – Opening Gala Screening + party, Cine lumiere.
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED I Susanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112 mins.
Sat 1st Dec, 2pm – Riverside Studios.
FESTEN I Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden 1998, 105 mins, cert 15.
Sat 1st Dec, 5.15pm – Riverside Studios.
HELSINKI FOREVER I Peter von Bagh, Finland 2008, 74 mins, London Premiere.
Sat 1st Dec, 7pm – Riverside Studios.
BEYOND I Pernilla August, Sweden/Finland 2010, 99 mins.
Sat 1st Dec, 11.30pm – Midnight Screening, Prince Charles Cinema.
TROLL HUNTER I Andre Ovredal, Norway 2010, 103 mins, cert 15.
Sun 2nd Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios.
JAR CITY I Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006, 91 mins, cert 15.
Sun 2nd Dec, 8.45pm – Riverside Studios.
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST I Joachim Trier, Norway 2011, 96 mins, cert 15.
Mon 3rd Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios.
OLAFUR ELIASSON: SPACE IS PROCESS I Jacob Jorgensen/Henrik Lundo, Denmark 2010, 76 mins, UK Premiere.
Mon 3rd Dec, 8pm – Cine lumiere.
BABETTE’S FEAST I Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987, 103 mins, cert U, Special Preview.
Mon 3rd Dec, 8.30pm – Riverside Studios.
THE PUNK SYNDROME I Jukka Karkkainen/Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland 2012, 85 mins, London Premiere.
Wed 5th Dec, 7pm – Closing Gala Screening + party, Riverside Studios.
PURE I Lisa Langseth, Sweden 2010, 97 mins, UK Premiere.