Fourth edition of the Nordic Film Fest in Rome to focus on noir

The fourth edition of the Nordic Film Festival takes place in Rome between the 16th and 19th of April at the Casa del Cinema. The festival aims to promote Nordic film and culture, and is organised by the four Nordic ambassadors in Italy.

The theme of this years festival will be the noir/crime genre. Denmark kicks off the festival with The Keeper of Lost Causes, followed by The Hour of the Lynx and The Salvation. Norway will present a trilogy of films by writer and director Erik Skjoldbjærg – first up Pioneer, followed by Nokas and lastly An Enemy of the People. Finland will screen The Disciple, They Have Escaped and The Grump. Iceland will screen their very successful Life in a Fishbowl and Of Horses and Men. Sweden will open with The Reunion and then close the festival with Gentlemen.

One important side-event which will be held at the festival will be a photographic exhibition (8 April – 23 May) entitled “Ingrid Bergman: 100 years later”, dedicated to the great Swedish actress 100 years after she was born. Once again this year, in collaboration with Anica and the Writers Guild Italia, there will be a round table with Nordic and Italian producers, ‘North Meets South’, which will be held on Friday 17 April. This year’s festival will also include a section dedicated to Nordic screenwriters on the mornings of 16 and 17 April, with a master-class held by important representatives of film in the Nordic countries.

As there was in the last edition of the festival, there will also be a space dedicated to a focus on “Visual Filmmaking/Video Art” by the Scandinavian Circle.

Be sure to get along to the festival and write about it for us! Email contribute@cinemascandinavia.com if you want to cover the festival.

– Info from Cineuropa


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.