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The Nordic films screening at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018

The programme for the Tribeca Film Festival has been announced, with two Nordic films competing in the international narrative competition.

Of the 100 films screening in Tribeca, 75 are world premieres and 46% are directed by women.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place in New York from the 18th until the 29th of April.

Here are the Nordic films screening:

Denmark

THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE

Directed by Mads Brugger

 

Screening in International Narrative Competition

The film is a comedy about Rasmus and Frederik, two Danish men in their 30s, who head out on a business venture. They know each other from a boarding school back in Denmark and none of them have really been successful in life so far. Now they meet, 15 years later, both keen to set up a dog breeding centre. The two partners have learned that so-called luxury dogs are extremely popular among the Chinese upper class and therefore expect this to be their way into fast and overwhelming wealth in China. A 200 plus lb St. Bernard dog by the name of Dollar travels with them to Chongqing. Here they meet up with the mysterious Mr. Liu who owns the largest bakery in Western China and who believes that dogs are as powerful as humans. Soon, the dog business evolves in unexpected ways, while the friendship between the two Danes grows stronger.

Sweden

AMATEURS

Directed by Gabriela Pichler

Screening in International Narrative Competition

The small municipality of Lafors hopes to solve its economic drought by attracting a German discount supermarket. In order to bolster the municipality’s brand, the local youths are asked to produce films about their hometown, but the films do not turn out as thought. The project is called off, but two teenage girls continue working on their documentary film anyhow.

 

 

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.