Volvo film festival brings Scandinavian cinema down under this July

The third Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival to be presented by Palace cinema, plans to bring the best new films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland to Palace screens this July.

Having in the past decade pierced the western cannon with gritty stories Let The Right One In and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet Nest, the Vikings from the north are producing narratives that transcend borders. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola Hill agrees, believing that “Scandinavia has produced some of the most iconic films ever made”.

“This festival screens the hottest talent from the most current crop of films. Over the next 10 days in Cannes I will lock in the final films for this edition and they will premiere on the big screen in Australia less than two months later.”

Just some films forming this year’s event are Oscar contender (and completely crowd funded) The Fencer, revenge drama Absolution, survival story Other Girls, feel good documentary Nice People as well as a selection of Scandinavian films that have been crushing national award ceremonies.

The Scandinavian Film Festival will screens exclusively at Palace Cinemas on the following dates.

Sydney: Tues 5 – Wed 27 July Palace Norton Street, Palace Verona

Melbourne: Wed 6 – Wed 27 July Palace Cinema Como, Brighton Bay, Westgarth

Canberra: Tues 12 – Wed 27 July Palace Electric

Brisbane: Wed 13 – Wed 27 July Palace Centro & Barracks

Adelaide: Tues 19 – Wed 27 July Palace Nova Eastend

Hobart: Wed 20 – Wed 27 July State Cinema

Perth: Thu 21 – Wed 3 August Cinema Paradiso

For more information and to register for updates visit www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com Tickets go on sale 7 June.