Nordic Film Festival

Above: Peter von Bagh's Helsinki Forever.

Starting this Friday, November 30, London residents can come celebrate the best in Nordic cinema, past and present, at the Nordic Film Festival.

Highlights include:

Helsinki Forever (December 1, Riverside Studios): London premiere! Award-winning Finnish director and academic Peter von Bagh's cinematic essay is a montage of visual representations of Helsinki by respected Finnish filmmakers from throughout the years.

Beyond (December 1, Riverside Studios): Noomi Rapace in her first role post-'Millennium Trilogy' in this gripping psychological drama.

Oslo, August 31st (December 2, Riverside Studios): Director of Reprise Joachim Trier returns with an intense yet fresh account of one man's complex struggle with drug addiction and emotional independence.

The Punk Syndrome (December 3, Riverside Studios): Following Finland's biggest punk band, exploring their music and politics, and a commentary on changing attitudes towards mental disability.

See the full line-up here. For the festival schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the festival's website. The 1st Nordic Film Festival runs November 30 - December 5, 2012.


For those coming from elsewhere (and those in the UK, too!), for your own blast of Scandinavian cool, visit our curated program Scandi Sensations. MUBI is partnering with Nordisk Film & TV Fond to present some cinematic gems from the region in this on-going cinema.

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