Nordic films to screen around Israel

A selection of Nordic films are set to screen around Israel next month as part of a special program called ‘A Look at Nordic Cinema’.

Twenty films have been selected to be shown, and they represent both the ‘greats’ of Nordic film history as well as some of the best in contemporary cinema. Some of the films selected are:

In addition to the films screening, the guests of honour are Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, who directed Heavy Trip. The film is about Turo, who is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the best music festival in Norway.

The program will screen from the 1st until the 10th of November at cinemas in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Holon, Jerusalem, and Sderot. It is organised by the Herzliya Cinematheque in cooperation with the embassies of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden.


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.