The Nordic films screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
The Palm Springs International Film Festivals runs from the 2nd until the 15th of January in Palm Springs, USA. The festival is known for supporting American indepedent cinema as well as world cinema.
Directed by Peter Schønau Fog
In this psychological drama, Mia is married to a successful headmaster, who is caught embezzling from his own school. Did he do this of his own free will? Or was his personality—and their life together—altered by a brain tumor?
Directed by Milad Alami
A searing and topical exploration of the immigrant experience shot through with elements of psychological thriller and erotic drama, Milad Alami’s striking feature debut follows an Iranian man’s increasingly desperate attempts to secure citizenship by seducing a string of Danish women.
Directed by Dome Karukoski
This rousing biopic traces the transformation of shy Helsinki ad-man Touko Laaksonen into an international gay celebrity, whose proudly homoerotic drawings shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men.
Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
This darkly comic drama follows two neighboring families involved in a bitter dispute over a tree. As the dispute escalates, property is damaged, pets mysteriously disappear, security cameras are installed and the complaining neighbor acquires a chainsaw.
Directed by Joachim Trier
Shy Thelma leaves her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to attend university in Oslo. Thelma’s attraction to an alluring female student develops simultaneously with mysterious seizures—symptoms of an inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural ability.
Joachim Trier will be attending the festival.
Directed by Ruben Östlund
Following his masterpiece Force Majeure (PSIFF 2015), which skewered the social dynamics of family behavior, Ruben Östlund returns with this hilarious and provocative story of a respected museum curator who finds it difficult to live up to his own purported ideals. Winner of the 2017 Palme d’Or.
Ruben Östlund will be attending the festival.
Directed by Janus Metz
Authoritatively claiming a place in the sports film canon, Borg vs. McEnroe grippingly explores the characters of the two legendary athletes on opposite sides of the net—and the personality spectrum—for one of the greatest tennis matches of all time.