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Nordic Cool 2013

Film

Filmmaking came early to Scandinavia, and Denmark's Asta Nielsen was the first international movie star. In the 1920s, Swedish silent directors created some of the most influential works of the period, and later gave Hollywood two of its most legendary stars, Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman. Beginning in the 1960s, Nordic governments became heavily involved in film production and culture, creating some of the most successful national cinemas in Europe.

Curated by Richard Peña, Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University and former Program Director for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the festival's Film Series includes 11 feature-length films. They range from the classic 1921 silent film The Phantom Carriage, performed with live piano accompaniment, to recent award winners at international festivals (Teddy Bear and The Almost Man), to a movie for young audiences.

On this page: List of all the festival events in the Film genre.
Image for Film: <i>All That Matters is Past</i> (Norway)

Film: All That Matters is Past (Norway)

As an investigation into a woman's death proceeds, details of an emotionally searing triangle involving two brothers and the woman begin to unfold, stretching across decades. An unsettling yet moving story of love, lust, jealousy, and fear.

Fri., Mar. 8, 2013, 6:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>Marie Krøyer</i> (Denmark)

Film: Marie Krøyer (Denmark)

On a trip to Sicily, as her husband's health begins to fail, a happily married Krøyer falls in love with a Swedish composer. Caught between her own desires and her sense of duty, Marie is confronted with a stark choice.

Fri., Mar. 8, 2013, 9:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Film: Seven Short Films

This special screening presents seven short films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and Finland as part of the Nordic Cool 2013 Film Series.

Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 10:30 AM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>The Almost Man</i> (Norway)

Film: The Almost Man (Norway)

In this frequently hilarious, engaging, and brutally honest portrait of a 35-year old man with a definite case of arrested development, Henryk has a new apartment, a challenging job, and a beautiful pregnant wife, which is where the trouble starts.

Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 1:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>Sanctuary</i> (Sweden)

Film: Sanctuary (Sweden)

Faced with the prospect of being put into foster care once her father is sentenced to prison, Hella instead goes on the run with him, trying to escape the authorities while creating her own special world in this delicate, moving account.

Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 3:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>The Last Sentence</i> (Sweden)

Film: The Last Sentence (Sweden)

As the dark clouds of fascism began to cover Europe, Sweden sought to maintain its neutrality--a position that was totally unacceptable for a crusading journalist.

Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 6:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>The Deep</i> (Iceland)

Film: The Deep (Iceland)

Based on a real incident, the crew of a fishing boat settles in for long night in wintery waters. But the weather turns unexpectedly rough and the boat capsizes; the crew is quickly lost except for Gulli, alone and adrift miles from shore.

Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 9:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>Legends of Valhalla--Thor</i> (Iceland)

Film: Legends of Valhalla--Thor (Iceland)

In this animated feature for young audiences, an over-confident teen with a magical weapon and a handful of imperfect gods join forces against an evil queen and her army of giants. 

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 10:30 AM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>Stars Above</i> (Finland)

Film: Stars Above (Finland)

Set in three different time periods--1942, 1978, and the present day--Stars Above directed by Saara Cantell offers a rich chronicle of the changing context of Finnish women's lives in revealing period detail.

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 12:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>The Phantom Carriage</i> (Sweden)

Film: The Phantom Carriage (Sweden)

One of the greatest classics of the Scandinavian silent cinema, The Phantom Carriage is based on a legend that the last person to die in a given year must drive the carriage picking up the souls of the dead all throughout the next year.

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 2:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

$8.00

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Image for Film: <i>Teddy Bear</i> (Denmark)

Film: Teddy Bear (Denmark)

Dennis, a gentle giant of a bodybuilder pushing 40 and who lives at home, badly wants a girlfriend. Despite his mother's resistance (talk about a master manipulator!) and his own profound awkwardness, he draws up the courage to find one.

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 3:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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Film: Scandinavian Cinema: Making National Films in a Globalized World (Panel Discussion)

This panel discussion moderated by Richard Peña features directors Sara Johnsen, Fredrik Edfelt, Mads Matthiesen, and Saara Cantell.

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 5:00 PM

Terrace Gallery

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Image for Film: <i>Naked Harbor</i> (Finland)

Film: Naked Harbor (Finland)

In a series of parallel stories taking place in a popular Helsinki neighborhood during a week in winter, the characters have to confront situations they see as irreversible, from racism and xenophobia to bullying and unemployment.

Sun., Mar. 10, 2013, 6:00 PM

Terrace Theater

$8.00

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