Scandinavian films at the Tokyo International Film Festival
The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival has announced its programme for 2016, and among the lineup are popular Scandinavian films that have been circulating festivals throughout the year.
The Tokyo International Film Festival takes place between the 25th of October and 3rd of November.
Here are the films screening:
Section: Official Competition
Directed by Amanda Kernell
In the 1930s, the Sami, indigenous to the Swedish mountains, were subjected to discrimination. Refusing to accept this fate, a young girl sets out to change her life. This moving drama, made by a Swedish Sami director, is set in stunning Lapland.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
Section: World Focus
Directed by Juho Kuosmanen
Summer of 1962. Olli Mäki has a shot at the world championship title in featherweight boxing. All he has to do is lose weight and concentrate. But there is a problem – he has fallen in love with Raija.
Section: TIFF Teens
Directed by Beata Gårdeler
When 14-year-old Jennifer claims to have been raped by her classmate, people are convinced that she is lying. Evidence and decisions of court mean nothing to people who lay down their own rules and laws.