Nordic Film Series 2017-2018

Films are shown in the Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Living Center (SLC). Admission, refreshments, and parking are free, although donations are welcome. The SLC is handicapped accessible.

Films start at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1 p.m. Lunch (not included) is available in the Kaffestuga, which is open until 3 p.m. every Saturday.

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After their public showing movies in our film series become part of the Library’s collection of DVDs available for borrowing.

December 16th –Lapland Odyssey- 2010

Set in the frozen landscape of northern Finland, this raucous booze, guns, dead reindeer, topless women-filled road film story begins when Inari, the pretty but frustrated young wife of slacker Janne, demands that he get a cable box for their home. This propels Janne with his two equally lazy friends, out of the house. But buying the box proves to be no easy task. All the while the police are breathing down their necks. 96 minutes. In Finnish with English subtitles.

January 20 – The Last King – 2016
For fans of Game of Thrones, this movie is a high-stakes adventure set in the Middle Ages in the midst of a great civil war. When a monarch is murdered, two of his loyal soldiers must escape with the infant heir to the throne. With half the kingdom looking to kill the young King, the brave warriors risk life and limb to shepherd him across treacherous snowy mountains to claim his rightful place on the throne. 100 minutes. In Norwegian with English subtitles.

February 17th – In Front of Others- 2010

Hubert is a talented graphic designer but shy and introvert and very awkward when dealing with the opposite sex. He falls in love with Hanna who is recovering after a failed relationship. In order to impress her, he resorts to mimicking his boss, who is a notorious womanizer. It works as an ice-breaker, but soon things get out of control, with unforeseen consequences. In Icelandic with English subtitles. 93 minutes.

March 17 – The Commune – 2016
In the early ‘70s, successful professor of architecture Erik inherits a large mansion in suburban Copenhagen and, with his wife Anna and daughter Freja, decides to set up a commune. Together they invite friends, acquaintances and strangers to live with them and create a melting pot of left-wing ideas and new familial bonds. But when fresh intimacies are introduced new relationships form and the spirit of free love that established the foundations of the commune will threaten to bring it all tumbling back down. 107 minutes. In Danish with English subtitles.

April 21 – The Fencer – 2015
Based on a true story, a young man with a secret past is in hiding as a teacher in a small Estonian village where he organizes a fencing club that affects the lives of the local children in profound ways… 99 minutes. In Estonian, Russian and Armenian with English subtitles.

May 19 – The King’s Choice – 2016
The King’s Choice is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway is presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: surrender or die. With Nazi soldiers hunting after them, the Royal Family is forced to flee the capital. In the best interest of the family, the Crown Princess Märtha leaves Norway with the children to seek refuge in Sweden, whilst King Haakon and the Crown Prince Olav flee to a small farming area just outside Elverum and meet the Germans head on. After three days of desperately trying to evade the Germans, King Haakon makes his final decision. He refuses to capitulate, even if it may cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.. 130 minutes. In Norwegian with English subtitles.

June 16 – Albatross – 2015
With solid future plans, city boy Tommi follows his girlfriend to the countryside for the summer and gets a job at a golf course. Unexpectedly their plans take a U-turn and Tommi has to rethink his whole future.. 89 minutes. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

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