Scandinavian Film Festival 2017

Scandinavian Film Festival 2017

Scandinavian Film Festival 2017

The region of Scandinavia - culturally comprised of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark - has produced some of the most iconic films ever made. From the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, to the radical, back-to-basics guerrilla-style filmmaking of the Dogme revolution, to the contemporary and transnational diversity of Nordic cinema. We're proud to be bringing you a selection of the best new Scandinavian cinema, offering a dedicated focus to an area of screen culture that has for too long been under-represented in Australia.

Opening Night screening includes an elderflower cocktail on arrival and live music from local eccentric musician Jesse McCormack, playing Swedish-infused acoustic Celtic folk-rock.

 

Programme

The King's Choice

  • Cast
  • Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics
  • Director
  • Erik Poppe
  • Synopsis
  • Based on extraordinary true events, Erik Poppe’s superbly-realised box office hit is an absorbing story of morality and honour set during a pivotal moment in World War II, when an unprepared Norway was invaded by German forces and their monarch presented with a terrible ultimatum.

    With the time for mediation between Norway’s passive government and the Nazis' envoy fast running out, and an attempted coup by collaborator Vidkun Quisling underway, King Haakon is faced with a momentous choice: should he recognise Quisling as Prime Minister to prevent bloodshed, or abdicate in the hope of inspiring civilian and military resistance, even with the loss of life that may entail?

    With spectacular production design on a scale that rivals the seminal war dramas of Spielberg and Boorman, The King’s Choice is a commanding, full-blooded epic. Brilliantly depicting the machinations, principles and personal fallout of conflict, it’s a gripping and resonant account of history at a turning point, from a previously untold perspective.
  • Classification
  • M, 130 mins
  • Genre
  • Drama, Festivals, History
  • Running Time
  • 130 minutes

 

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