If you like Scandinavian film, be sure to visit the NYC Gateway College on November 17th. From 2:30 PM, eight top Scandinavian films will be on display for free! The mini festival is hosted by international students at the Gateway College.
Kopps (Kopps, Swedish, 2003)
When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realize that something has to be done…
As It Is In Heaven (Så som i himmelen, Swedish, 2004)
A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn’t take long before he is asked to come and listen to the fragment of a church choir, which practises every Thursday in the parish hall. Just come along and give a little bit of good advice. He can’t say no, and from that moment, nothing in the village is the same again. The choir develops and grows. He makes both friends and enemies. And he finds love.
The King of the Devil’s Island (Kongen av Bastøy, Norwegian, 2010)
It is Norwegian winter in the early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?
Reprise (Reprise, Norwegian, 2006)
Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.
The Celebration (Festen, Danish, 1998)
At Helge’s 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.
The Green Butchers (De grønne slagtere, Danish, 2003)
Svend and Bjarne work for a butcher in a small Danish town. Fed up with their boss’ arrogance, they decide to start their own butcher shop. After dismal beginnings, an unfortunate accident happens which coincides with a large order of meat. One hasty decision leads to another and soon the business thrives. In the meantime, Bjarne has to deal with his twin brother who has been in coma for years following a gruesome car accident.
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Text by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
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