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2022 Carlsberg Scandinavian Film Festival
July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until August 10, 2022
The 2022 Carlsberg Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Perth 20 July – 10 August at Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Luna Palace Leederville and Luna on SX.
Presenting a superb collection of the best new cinema from the Nordic region, Palace invites you to warm your mid-winter with films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
Opening the Festival is the Australian Premiere of MARGRETE – QUEEN OF THE NORTH (Margrete den første), a lavish historical drama set in 1402 from acclaimed director Charlotte Sieling. It explores the legacy and dilemmas faced by Denmark’s Queen Margrete (the brilliant Trine Dyrholm) a visionary ruler who brokered the historic Kalmar Union uniting Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Selected for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week, this year’s Special Presentation is Finland’s THE WOODCUTTER STORY (Metsurin tarina), the directorial debut of Mikko Myllylahti. In an idyllic village, Pepe the woodcutter’s quiet life is suddenly torn apart by a series of tragic events over the course of a few days, but he seems to be fine with it as if he holds a secret to existence that is hard to grasp.
Closing the festival is THE NEW LAND (Nybyggarna), the 1972 sequel to the original THE EMIGRANTS (Utvandrarna), starring cinema legends Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann as Swedish immigrants who struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century. In 1973, the film was nominated for an Oscar and won Best Foreign Language film at the Golden Globes and in 2022 celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
For full programme information see www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com.