Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2017
This July, Palace Cinemas is proud to welcome back the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival. A highly anticipated event on the festival calendar, this specially curated program of films and events allows audiences to delve into the iconic style of Nordic cinema from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.
Much more than just Noir, festival highlights include Norway’s official selection at the 2017 Academy Awards, The King’s Choice, based on extraordinary true events in World War II. From child prodigy to chess genius, Magnus is a lively documentary that explores how chess virtuoso Magnus Carlsen, rose to become the World Chess Champion –blindfolded! The winner of 26 international awards at film festivals since its release last September, Heartstone is an emotionally driven, beautifully crafted film that follows the lives of a group of youths in a small Icelandic village.
Shot entirely on location in Copenhagen, In the Blood by director Rasmus Heisterberg, known for writing the screenplay for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) and A Royal Affair (2012), follows a group of young men through a warm, sunny summer at a defining moment in their lives. The latest instalment of Denmark’s smash-hit Nordic Noir series, A Conspiracy of Faith, is a dark and gripping police procedural. Director and script writer Charlotte Sieling returns to features after notable success on TV including Emmy-winning Unit One, The Killing, BAFTA-winning Borgen and The Bridge. In The Man, starring Jakob Oftebro (Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2016 guest) and Søren Malling, a world-famous artist is suddenly forced to confront his past when the son he never knew shows up at his studio.