PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

The thirteenth annual Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. came to the Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills over two weekends: January 7-8, 14-15, 2012. The yearly showcase of Nordic films and filmmakers, launched in 2000, screens the year’s Scandinavian films submitted to the Academy as nominees for Best Foreign-Language Film as well as other current feature, documentary, and short films.

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THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL

Det siste norske trollet, Norway, 2010, 13 minutes, animated, Pjotr Sapegin
Free with ticket to CHRISTMAS STORY

11:00 am
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CHRISTMAS STORY

Joulutarina, Finland, 2007, 80 minutes, Juha Wuolijoki

1:00 pm
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LABRADOR/ OUT OF BOUNDS

Labrador, Denmark, 2011, 72 minutes, Frederikke Aspöck

3:00 pm
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BALD GUY

Skallamann, Norway, 2011, 12 minutes, Maria Bock Free with ticket to GENDER ME

3:15 pm
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GENDER ME

Gender Me, Norway, 2008, 52 minutes, documentary, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

4:30 pm
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HAPPY, HAPPY

Sykt lykkelig, Norway, 2010, 89 minutes, Anne Sewitsky
Norwegian submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award

6 - 7:30 pm
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OPENING GALA

The 13th year of SFFLA opens with a buffet of traditional Scandinavian delights and drinks.  Purchase a Festival Passport or Gala Pass and join in the festivities. 

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BEYOND

Svinalängora, Sweden, 2010, 99 minutes, Pernilla August
Swedish submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award


10:30 am
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BEKAS

Bekas, Sweden, 2010, 29 minutes, Karzan Kader
Free with ticket to A BALLOON FOR ALLAH

11:00 am
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A BALLOON FOR ALLAH

En ballong til Allah, Norway, 2011, 58 minutes, documentary, Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

12:30 pm
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VOLCANO

Eldfjall, Iceland, 2011, 95 minutes, Rúnar Rúnarsson
Icelandic submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award

3:00 pm
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5 DAYS OF WAR

2011, 113 minutes, Renny Harlin
Finnish born noted Hollywood director presents his American film 
Special screening in conjunction with Cinema Without Borders Award  

6:00 pm
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LE HAVRE

Le Havre, Finland, 2011, 93 minutes, Aki Kaurismäki
Finnish submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award

8:00 pm
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SUPERCLĮSICO

Superclásico, Denmark, 2011, 99 minutes, Ole Christian Madsen
Danish submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award


10:30 am
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A JOURNEY IN MY MOTHER'S FOOTSTEPS

A Journey In My Mother's Footsteps, Denmark-India-USA, 2011, 77 minutes, documentary, Dina Rosenmeier

12:30 pm
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EITHER WAY

Á annan veg, Iceland, 2011, 85 minutes, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

2:30 pm
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HELLA W.

Hella W, Finland, 2011, 82 minutes, Juha Wuolijoki

5:00 pm
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THE GOOD SON

Hyvä poika, Finland, 2011, 87 minutes, Zaida Bergroth

7:30 pm
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ERIKA & SALLY

SWEA grant presentation and recipient's film
Erika & Sally, Sweden, 2012,16 minutes, Hanna Andersson
Free with ticket to A RATIONAL SOLUTION

8:00 pm
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A RATIONAL SOLUTION

Det ende rationella, Sweden, 2009, 98 minutes, Jörgen Bergmark


10:30 am
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WOMEN WITH COWS

Kokvinnorna, Sweden, 2011, 93 minutes, documentary, Peter Gerdehag  

12:15 pm
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EPOCA

Epoca, Denmark - Brazil, 2012, 8 minutes, Søren Hellerup
Free with ticket to ROOM 304

12:30 pm
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ROOM 304

Værelse 304, Denmark, 2011, 88 minutes, Brigitte Stærmose

2:30 pm
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LIV

Liv, Finland, 2010, 15 minutes, Johann Karrento
Free with ticket to PRIEST OF EVIL

3:00 pm
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PRIEST OF EVIL

Harjunpää ja pahan pappi, Finland, 2010, 107 minutes, Olli Saarela

5:15 pm
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HEADHUNTERS

Headhunters, Norway, 2011, 100 minutes, Morten Tyldum

7:15
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BALD GUY

Skallamann, Norway, 2011, 12 minutes Maria Bock
Free with ticket to THE SOUND OF NOISE

7:30 pm
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THE SOUND OF NOISE

The Sound of Noise, Sweden, 2010, 102 minutes, 
Ola Simonsson, Johannes Sjtärne Nilsson