2018 Scandinavian Film Festival: Your quick quide to this year's best Nordic cinema
Volvo Cars Australia is once again proud to be the title sponsor of the annual Scandinavian Film Festival that brings local premieres of the best of cinema from the Nordic region.
The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival begins on 10th July and will feature multiple award-winning movies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and, of course, Sweden.
Here’s a quick guide to five highlights of the festival:
A vibrant comedy-drama that acts as a social commentary on the changing face of Sweden as two high-school girls document their declining provincial town using smartphones and selfie sticks. Winner of Best Nordic Film at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival.
A Horrible Woman (Denmark)
This dark comedy from writer/director Christian Tafdrup cleverly explores a dysfunctional relationship from the man’s perspective. The film won Best Screenplay and Best Actress awards at the Danish Academy Awards.
A student who moves to Oslo discovers she has terrifying powers in this supernatural drama from director Joachim Trier. The film was Norway’s foreign-language Oscar entry.
What Will People Say (Norway)
A compelling coming-of-age drama in which a Norwegian teen fights against the traditional values and expectations of her Pakistani emigrant parents. What Will People Say won the Audience Award at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival.
Winter Brothers (Denmark/Iceland)
Filmed across Denmark and Iceland, Winter Brothers follows two siblings whose routines, habits, and rituals are ruptured by a violent feud with a neighbouring family. Winner of Best Film at the 2018 Danish Academy Awards among multiple critical acknowledgements.
The 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival runs nationally from 10th July, with varying dates in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
ACT 11 – 29 July: Palace Electric
NSW 10 – 29 July: Palace Verona, Palace Norton Street & Palace Central
QLD 19 July – 5 August: Palace Centro
SA 18 July – 5 August: Palace Nova Eastend
TAS 19 July – 25 July: State Cinema
VIC 12 – 29 July: Palace Cinema Como, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Balwyn & Palace Westgarth
WA 19 July – 1 August: Cinema Paradiso
For more details on program times and film previews, and to buy tickets, head to: