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Nordic films screening at the Les Arcs Film Festival 2018

The Les Arcs Film Festival runs from the 15th until the 22nd of December.

Denmark

The Saint Bernard Syndicate

Two awkward European entrepreneurs set out on a business adventure to try and make their fortune in the lucrative Chinese Pet industry. When their seemingly genius plan to create a breeding center for St.Bernards (a symbol of wealth) doesn’t develop as expected, their desperation drives them off course.

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That Time of Year

This year at Katrine and Mads’ house the family will once again be united around Christmas Eve and on a traditional holiday like this, there has to be room for everyone; the divorced parents, the youngest sister, her new husband and the teenage daughter of the family, struggling to get her mother’s attention.

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Sweden

The Raft

1973, six women and five men criss-cross the Atlantic Ocean for 101 days. They are the guinea pigs in a groundbreaking project to study the origins of violence and sexual attraction. 45 years later, the survivors return to this extraordinary adventure.

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Aniara

Aniara is the story of one of the many spaceships used for transporting Earth’s fleeing population to their new home-planet Mars. But just as the ship leaves the destroyed Earth, she collides with space junk and is thrown off her course. The passengers slowly realize that they’ll never be able to return.

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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.

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