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Nordic Film Festival 2012 - Preview

Nordic Film Festival

Preview by Jack Foley

THE Nordic Film Festival has announced its first ever festival programme for 2012, which will take place between November 30 and December 5, 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 November 30.

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 December 5.

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.”

The Nordic Film Festival 2012 Programme…

Fri 30 Nov, 6.15pm – Opening Gala Screening + party, Cine lumiere
Love Is All You Need l Susanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112 mins

Sat 1 Dec, 2pm – Riverside Studios
Festen l Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden 1998, 105 mins, cert 15

Sat 1 Dec, 5.15pm – Riverside Studios
Helsinki Forever l Peter von Bagh, Finland 2008, 74 mins, London Premiere

Sat 1 Dec, 7pm – Riverside Studios
Beyond l Pernilla August, Sweden/Finland 2010, 99 mins

Sat 1 Dec, 11.30pm – Midnight Screening, Prince Charles Cinema
Troll Hunter l Andre Ovredal, Norway 2010, 103 mins, cert 15
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Sun 2 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios
Jar City l Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006, 91 mins, cert 15

Sun 2 Dec, 8.45pm – Riverside Studios
Oslo, August 31st l Joachim Trier, Norway 2011, 96 mins, cert 15
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Mon 3 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios
Olafur Eliasson: Space Is Process l Jacob Jorgensen/Henrik Lundo, Denmark 2010, 76 mins, UK Premiere

Mon 3 Dec, 8pm – Cine lumiere
Babette’s‘s Feast l Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987, 103 mins, cert U, Special Preview

Mon 3 Dec, 8.30pm – Riverside Studios
The Punk Syndrome l Jukka Karkkainen/Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland 2012, 85 mins, London Premiere

Wed 5 Dec, 7pm – Closing Gala Screening + party, Riverside Studios
Pure l Lisa Langseth, Sweden 2010, 97 mins, UK Premiere

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Win tickets to see Oslo, August 31 at Nordic Film Festival

To celebrate the arrival of The Nordic Film Festival in London, from November 30 and December 5, we’re giving readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a screening of Oslo, August 31st on Sunday, December 2 at 8.45pm at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Oslo, August 31st?

Simply send the answer to Nordic Film Festival competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email