PREVIOUS FESTIVALS

The fourteenth annual Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. came to the Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills over two weekends: January 12-13, 19-20, 2013. 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.


10:30 am
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9 METER

9 Meter, Denmark, 2012, 18 minutes, Anders Walter
"Best Live Action Short" submission for Academy Awards (shortlist)
Free with ticket to GULF STREAM UNDER THE ICEBERG

11:00 am
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GULF STREAM UNDER THE ICEBERG

Golfa straume zen ledus kalna, Latvia, 2012, 125 minutes, Yevgeni Pashkevich
SFFLA "cruises" the Baltic Neighborhood with the Latvian submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award

1:45 pm
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THE DEEP

Djúpið, Iceland, 2012, 93 minutes,Baltasar Kormákur
Icelandic submission for the "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award (shortlist)    

3:45 pm
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KIRUNA-KIGALI

Kiruna-Kigali, Sweden, 2012, 15 minutes, Goran Kapetanovic
"Best Live Action Short" submission for Academy Awards (shortlist)
Free with ticket to THE LAST SENTENCE

4:00 pm
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THE LAST SENTENCE

Dom över död man, Sweden, 2011, 126 minutes, Jan Troell
Winner Best Director - Montreal International Film Festival, 2011

6:00 - 7:30 pm
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OPENING GALA

The 14th 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. 

8:00 pm
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KON-TIKI

Kon-Tiki, Norway, 2012, 120 minutes, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
Academy Award nominee "Best Foreign Film"
Golden Globe nominee "Best Foreign Language Film"


10:30 am
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SWEDISH SHORT FILMS

LATTE MOMS, Lattemorsor, Sweden, Short, 12 minutes, Elisabeth Seth Rippe
OUR NEED FOR CONSOLATION, Sweden, 2011, 19 minute, Dan Levy Dagerman
Free with ticket to SILENT VOICES

11:00 am
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SILENT VOICES

Baráttan um landið, Iceland Documentary, 2012, 61 minutes, Helena Stefánsdóttir  

12:30 pm
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THALE

Thale, Norway, 2012, 76 minutes, Alexander Nordaas
Presented in cooperation with Screamfest  

2:30 pm
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PURGE

Puhdistus, Finland, 2011, 125 minutes, Antti Jokinen
Finnish Submission for "Best Foreign Film" Academy Award  

5:15 pm
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STARS ABOVE

Tähtitaivas talon yllä ,Finland, 2012, 101 minutes, Saara Cantell 
North American Premiere  with lead actor Irina Björklund 

7:30 pm
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THE HUNT

Jagten, Denmark, 2012, 111 minutes, Thomas Vinterberg 
Honored at Cannes, Seville, Lubeck and Leeds Film Festivals


11:30 am
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CAPTAIN SANDHOLM

Documentary, Finland, 2012, 30 minutes, Johan Karrento
FREE with ticket to BALLROOM DANCER  

12:00 pm
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BALLROOM DANCER

  Ballroom Dancer, Denmark Documentary, 2012, 84 minutes, Christian Bonke, Andreas Koefoed  

2:00 pm
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MERCY

Nåde, 2012, Norway-Germany, 132 minutes, Matthias Glasner 
Co-sponsored by the Goethe Institute Los Angeles

4:45 pm
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PALME

Palme, Sweden, documentary, 2012, 103 minutes,Maud Nycander Kristina Lindström  

7:00 pm
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TREE PEOPLE

SWEA Los Angeles - grant presentation
Tree People, Sweden, Nanna Dalunde SWEA grant recipient
Free with ticket to GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

7:30 pm
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GOOD LUCK AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

Lycka till och ta hand om varandra, Sweden, 2012, 96 minutes,Jens Sjögren
North American Premiere - Winner 2012 "Rainer Werner Fassbinder Prize", Mannheim International Film Festival


11:00 am
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LOSS

Nereikalingi ×monės, Lithuania, 2008, 96 minutes, Maris Martinsons
SFFLA "Cruises the Baltic" with Lithuania's 1st Academy Award submission

1:00 pm
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NAKED HARBOUR

  Vuosaari, Finland, 2012, 123 minutes, Aku Louhimies  

3:30 pm
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OSLO, AUGUST 31

  Oslo 31.august, Norway, 2011, 96 minutes, Joachim Trier  

5:30 pm
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LIV & INGMAR

  Liv & Ingmar - Painfully Connected, Norway, 2012, 83 minutes, Documentary, Dheeraj Akolkar  

7:00 pm
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9 METER

9 Meter, Denmark, 2012, 18 minutes, Anders Walter
"Best Live Action Short" submission for Academy Awards (shortlist)
FREE with ticket to A ROYAL AFFAIR


7:30 pm
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A ROYAL AFFAIR

En kongelig affære , Denmark, 2012, 128 minutes, Nikolaj Arcel
Academy Award nominee "Best Foreign Film"
Golden Globe nominee "Best Foreign Language Film"