The Nordic Film Festival Programme

The Nordic Film Festival announces its first ever festival programme for 2012, which will take place between 30 November and 5 December 2012 across London at Riverside Studios (Hammersmith), Ciné lumière (South Kensington) and Prince Charles Cinema (Leicester Square). Nordic Film Festival brings together a broad mix of independent films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, celebrating the best in Nordic filmmaking past and present. With the recent wave of Nordic fiction that has resonated so strongly with UK audiences, the time seems ripe to celebrate this area of European filmmaking in a festival context.


The first ever Nordic Film Festival will open with a special Gala screening of critically acclaimed director Susanne Bier’s LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm on 30 November. Closing the festival will be the UK Premiere Gala screening of Lisa Langseth’s debut feature PURE starring Alicia Vikander (A Royal AffairAnna Karenina) on 5 December.

Nordic Film Festival Director Sonali Joshi from day for night* said: “Nordic cinema is thriving, with its vibrant independent filmmaking scene and long-standing traditions of internationally recognised talent. Nordic Film Festival will be the only festival of its kind in the UK, offering a dedicated context through which to celebrate Nordic cinema with the aim of producing a truly creative, exciting and enjoyable festival. We encourage cinema lovers across the capital to participate in our first Nordic Film Festival.”



Fri 30 Nov, 6.15pm – Opening Gala Screening + party, Cine lumiere

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED I Susanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112 mins


Sat 1 Dec, 2pm – Riverside Studios

FESTEN I Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden 1998, 105 mins, cert 15


Sat 1 Dec, 5.15pm – Riverside Studios

HELSINKI FOREVER I Peter von Bagh, Finland 2008, 74 mins, London Premiere


Sat 1 Dec, 7pm – Riverside Studios

BEYOND I Pernilla August, Sweden/Finland 2010, 99 mins


Sat 1 Dec, 11.30pm – Midnight Screening, Prince Charles Cinema


TROLL HUNTER I Andre Ovredal, Norway 2010, 103 mins, cert 15


Sun 2 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios

JAR CITY I Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006, 91 mins, cert 15


Sun 2 Dec, 8.45pm – Riverside Studios

OSLO, AUGUST 31ST I Joachim Trier, Norway 2011, 96 mins, cert 15


Mon 3 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios

OLAFUR ELIASSON: SPACE IS PROCESS I Jacob Jorgensen/Henrik Lundo, Denmark 2010, 76 mins, UK Premiere


Mon 3 Dec, 8pm – Cine lumiere

BABETTE’S FEAST I Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987, 103 mins, cert U, Special Preview


Mon 3 Dec, 8.30pm – Riverside Studios

THE PUNK SYNDROME I Jukka Karkkainen/Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland 2012, 85 mins, London Premiere


Wed 5 Dec, 7pm – Closing Gala Screening + party, Riverside Studios

PURE I Lisa Langseth, Sweden 2010, 97 mins, UK Premiere

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