Nordic films at the Screenwave International Film Festival 4th – 28th January 2017

Festival name: Screenwave International Film Festival

Where? Coffs Harbour, Australia

When? 4th – 28th January 2017

Website: http://screenwave.com.au/swiff/

Films screening:


A War (Krigen)

Directed by Tobias Lindholm

With an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, A War finds writer/director Tobias Lindholm (A Hijacking) once again pondering good men under duress, this time intricately grappling with the question of what it means to be a good soldier. The film vibrates with haunting, documentary-like realism – Lindholm cast veteran soldiers in supporting roles, and even some real Taliban! Refusing to settle for easy answers, it digs into the moral implications of combat in a way few films manage.

Our review

Our interview with Tobias Lindholm

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Men and Chicken (Mænd & høns)

Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen

Upon learning that their recently deceased dad wasn’t their biological father, socially awkward half-brothers Gabriel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘s David Dencik) and Elias (a delightfully against-type Mads Mikkelsen) go in search of their real shared parent, a scientist named Evelio Thanatos. They soon discover, in a derelict sanatorium, three other half-brothers each with a harelip and a penchant for madcap violence. Men & Chicken is a deliciously surreal, and absurd fantastical-farce.

Our interview with David Dencik

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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.