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Be immersed in the beauty of Scandinavian cinema
This year's Volvo Scandanavian Film Festival will feature an array of award-winning titles including Welcome to Norway, which will open the festival on July 19, as well as Land of Mine, The Fencer, Reindeer in My Saami Heart and more from countries like Denmark, Iceland and Sweden. It's not all IKEA and Swedish meatballs, the Nordics know how to create a moving feature film. Presented by Palace Nova Cinema, guests will enjoy each screening in none other than the Rundle Street location; the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat before or after a film. You can view the full festival program here.
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A film to look out for in particular is Land of Mine, which will be playing over two days on July 23 and 25. Land of Mine is based on true events and tells the story of a group of young German prisoners of war in Denmark after World War II. Written and directed by Martin Zandvliet, this visually stunning film has been compared to the likes of Peter Weir's Gallipoli and Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker. A drama/ thriller that's 'nail-bitingly tense', as quoted by critics.
For a more romantic and light-hearted film, perhaps Love is the Drug may be up your alley, featuring gorgeous former Bond Girl Izabella Scorupco (Golden Eye, 2009) who plays Veronica and Mike (David Hellenius), a handsome carpenter who sweeps Veronica off her feet. However, a clash of worlds sees this couple's relationship challenged by Mike's dysfunctional family and Veronica's wealthy parents. Set in the picturesque Swedish archipelago, director Staffan Lindberg brings us a romantic comedy that won the Audience prize at Sweden's Guldbagge Awards. Maybe the perfect film for an upcoming date night?
The 2016 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival presents a diverse range of film genres to suit any movie buff. Whether it be romance, drama, action, thriller or comedy, you'll be swept away to northern Scandinavia in no time.