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Five Nordic films to screen at Sarajevo’s Kinoscope programme

Five Nordic films have been selected to screen in the Kinoscope programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from the 10th until the 18th of August.

The Kinoscope section focuses on films from all around the world, excluding the Southeastern territories which comprise the festival’s competition strand.

A staggering five Nordic films can be found in the seventeen total films selected to screen.

These films are:

Amateurs (Sweden)

dir. Gabriela Pichler

Winner: Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Gothenburg Film Festival

A sleepy Swedish province hopes to lure a discount store chain by hiring a pompous commercial director to document their town’s worthiness, but two bright, brash high school girls from immigrant families use their cellphones and selfie sticks to tell the real story.

Border (Sweden)

dir. Ali Abbasi

Winner: Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival

After a customs officer develops a strange attraction to the suspect she’s investigating, the case’s revelations soon call into question her entire existence.

The Guilty (Denmark)

dir. Gustav Moller

Winner: Audience award at the Sundance Film Festival

A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

The Real Estate (Sweden)

dir. Axel Petersen, Måns Månsson

After a life of decadence and monthly allowances, sixty-eight-year-old Nojet inherits an apartment building in downtown Stockholm. However, the building turns on her and what appeared to be a cash cow is in fact a curse.

Woman at War (Iceland)

dir. Benedikt Erlingsson

Nominated for the 2018 LUX Prize

Halla declares war to the local industry of the aluminum, which disfigures her country. She takes all the risks to protect the high lands of Iceland – But the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.