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Northern Lights 04 New Scandinavian Cinema

A Bride of the Seventh Heaven (Jumalan Morsian) FinlandIn the vast, frozen expanses of the Jamal Peninsula in Russia's far north, the astonishing story of a woman's marriage to a god is recounted. Shrouded in the smoke of a tiny fire, scant protection against an impending blizzard, an aged woman ... Read more
Cold Light (Kaldaljós)IcelandMagic, catastrophe and loss haunt Grimur's past and they look like intruding on his present. A loner in his 40s, Grimur is gruff and introverted, having no real contact with others in his small, snow-bound Icelandic town. He begins to come out of his shell when he ... Read more
Evil (Ondskan) Sweden ... In Evil, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, a sadistic group of power-tripping rich kids terrorise a young misfit at an elite private school. ... Erik is considered capital 't' trouble by his teachers and parents. With his James Dean ... Read more
The Five Obstructions (De Fem Benspænd) Denmark'Between Lars von Trier and me I can say there is a sympathy and professional respect, but also both of us have an appreciation of play and experiment and teasing.' -Jørgen Leth 'There are just a few areas on which I think I'm an expert. One of ... Read more
The Green Butchers (De Gronne Slagtere) Denmark Stay away from the 'Chicky Wickies'! Tired of slaving away under Holger, their overbearing, abusive boss, 'sweaty' Svend and Bjarne open their own organic (green) butcher shop. Now in competition with their former employer, they must come up with a ... Read more
Honey Baby Finland'You aren't washed up until you're washed up in a small town in Germany.' With these words of comic despair, our anti-hero Tom agrees to tour Russian backwater towns with his set of melancholy acoustic ballads. Stuck in Europe and completely overlooked by fame, the American ... Read more
In Your Hands (Forbrydelser) DenmarkWild rumours are circulating through a Danish womens' prison. When a violent, heroin-addicted convict is cured of her habit overnight, the other inmates speculate on the mysterious healing powers of new inmate, Kate. For her part, Kate denies any supernatural ... Read more
Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra Kjøkkenet) NorwayNorway's Official Oscar entry Kitchen Stories is a funny, moving and beautifully observed little gem that has won hearts at Film Festivals around the world. Folke is an employee of the Home Research Institute in conservative, post-war Sweden ... Read more
Pearls and Pigs (Helmiä ja Sikoja) FinlandHand in your good taste at the door. This gross-out Finnish comedy revolves around single dad Erkki and his four stoner, twenty-something sons who run an illegal after-hours booze racket out of the back of a van. Most of the money they make is poured ... Read more
Three Suns (Tre Solar) SwedenSweden in the 1300s and plague stalks the land. The Crusades are in full swing and many of the healthy men are across the sea engaged in ferocious battles. Ships arrive every few months bearing terrible news and lists of the dead. Single mother Hanna, against all odds ... Read more
Tintin and I (Tintin et moi) DenmarkOver several days in October 1971, the reclusive Hergé, creator of the Tintin comics, granted a rare and extremely candid interview to a young journalist. That revealing discussion provides the basis for this outstanding documentary. The Tintin comics were ... Read more
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