The 2017 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival requests you travel north to locate some of the more unique cinematic titles you’re likely to find this year.
Palace Cinemas will once again play host to the event that kicks off in Brisbane in style on July 20 with the opening night screening of the brilliantly droll comedy ‘The Other Side of Hope’, complete with catering courtesy of Moda restaurant, before a cocktail on arrival greets you for the closing night feature, the crowd-pleasing premiere of ‘A Hustler’s Diary’.
In between you’ll be treated to a smorgasbord of European feasts that includes the Danish drama ‘1864’, a beautifully rendered historical epic that has been exclusively edited for feature-length from the renowned television series of the same name, and the Norwegian thriller ‘Kings Bay’, a fact-based chiller centred around an accident in a coal mine that’s billed as an act of sabotage by the Russians as a cold war warning towards Norway for their positive relations with the US.
‘The Man’, another Danish production that serves as the opening night selection for the Perth leg of the festival, proves anything but a monotonous experience with its dynamic editing and sharp script, focusing on a tense father-son rivalry against the backdrop of Copenhagen’s unique art scene.
The haunting ‘A Conspiracy of Faith’ should please fans of the ‘Dragon Tattoo’ series with its violent scent lacing every frame as it follows a duo of detectives on the hunt for a serial killer who preys upon the gullible followers of religious sects.
Promising entertainment that plans to delight as well as challenge, this year’s Scandinavian Film Festival will boast a selection of cinema unlike any other other platform.
The Scandinavian Film Festival runs from July 20 to August 6 at Brisbane’s Palace Cinemas. For tickets and a full list of the films, visit the festival’s website here.