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.

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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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