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Nordic Cinema Showcase 2019

Together with the embassies of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden in Israel, we present the beauty of Nordic culture and offer the first installment of our Exploration of Nordic Cinema.

Screening with Hebrew subtitles, with storyteller Galit Roichman, who will teach the children how to enjoy even a foreign-language film.

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

Dir.: Philip Einstein Lipski, Amalie Næsby Fick, Jørgen Lerdam
| 80 minutes

Solby was a peaceful town until its mayor disappeared. One night, two friends, Mitcho and Sebastian, find a message in a bottle from the mayor: He is on a mysterious island, and made a surprising discovery. Curious Mitcho and Sebastian set out to find the mayor.

Sami Blood – Same Blood

Dir.: Amanda Kernell
| 110 minutes

Lapland, the 1930s. Ella Marja belongs to the Sami people. Her mother sends her to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. “A beautiful, haunting film" (Washington Post).

Let the Right One In

Dir.: Tomas Alfredson
| 114 minutes

12-year-old Oskar lives with his divorced mother in a snowy Stockholm suburb. At school he is bullied, and at night he dreams of revenge. Oskar is in need of love and is drawn to Eli, who only comes out at night and needs something entirely different… 

Call Girl

Dir.: Mikael Marcimain
| 140 minutes

Sweden, the 1970s. It is a time of sexual revolution and women’s liberation. The film tells the story of how a young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society, into a ruthless world, where power can get you anything. A fantastic political thriller. 

Saraband

Dir.: Ingmar Bergman
| 120 minutes

Ingmar Bergman’s last film is a family drama about an elderly lady who decides, after 30 years, to visit her ex-husband. She arrives in the middle of a feud between her ex’s and his son from another marriage. A semi-autobiography. 

Antichrist

Dir.: Lars von Trier
| 108 minutes

A couple is tormented by guilt for the death of their baby. They isolate themselves in a cabin in the woods, hoping to somehow find relief for their pain, but instead find themselves constantly clashing. 

Europa

Dir.: Lars von Trier
| 110 minutes

Post-WWII Germany. Leo, a young American of German descent, comes to find his roots. He meets Nazi partisans, who influence his relationship with Katherine, the daughter of a railroad tycoon. Lars von Trier presents a complex and stylized film which reflects upon the burgeoning European Community.

Valhalla Rising

Dir.: Nicolas Winding Refn
| 93 minutes

One Eye is a fearless warrior that upon his release from impressment embarks on a bloody odyssey in the company of a boy sentenced to slavery. An abstract action packed work that explores the rise of fascism in the face of nature’s majestic beauty. 

The Guilty

Dir.: Gustav Moller
| 85 minutes

Former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Armed with only his phone, Asgar embarks on a race against time to save the woman, but soon realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought. 

The House That Jack Built

Dir.: Lars von Trier
| 155 minutes

Jack in a serial killer who agrees to disclose the details of five of his killings. As he divulges into each case, Jack’s motives begin to unfold and his attraction and passion for murder is unveiled. Lars von Trier knows how to create clear cinematic moments. 

Just Another Love Story

Dir.: Ole Bornedal
| 100 minutes

A bourgeois man, who is mistakenly identified as the lover of a wealthy girl and is injured in a car accident, decides to take advantage of the blunder to change his life. A cinematic roller coaster that culminates to a pulsing and surprising thriller. 

Thelma

Dir.: Joachim Trier
| 116 minutes

An introverted student from a religious background faces her burgeoning sexuality and the telekinetic super-powers it entails. Joachim Trier’s new film is a work of cinematographic perfection and directional artistry.

Blind

Dir.: Eskil Vogt
| 96 minutes

Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home, a place she can feel in control. But Ingrid’s real problems lie within, and her deepest fears and repressed fantasies soon take over. 

Kon-Tiki

Dir.: Joachim Rønning
| 118 minutes

The true story of explorer Thor Heyerdal, who crossed the Pacific Ocean alongside five sailors on a balsa wood raft in 1947, receives an outstanding and thrilling film adaptation. 

Screening in the presence of the filmmakers

Heavy Trip

Dir.: Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren
| 92 minutes

A hilarious road-trip movie that follows the rise to stardom of an unknown metal band. The band’s journey to a metal festival in Norway includes: an Indian summer, grave robbery, a Viking experience, and a diplomatic incident that could lead to war between Finland and Norway.

Staying Alive

Dir.: Charlotte Blom
| 83 minutes

Marianne is shocked to discover her boyfriend is having an affair with a younger woman who makes waffles. Supported by her best friend’s revenge tips and wisdom, Marianne realizes that sometimes being on your own is just as good, if not better, than coziness.

A Moment in the Reeds

Dir.: Mikko Makela
| 108 minutes

Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer. After spending time in sizzling Paris, the emptiness of his region becomes a burden. While helping his father renovate their home, a Syrian immigrant appears in his life and a deep connection forms between the two. 

The White Reindeer

Dir.: Erik Blomberg
| 74 minutes

A milestone of Finnish cinema. A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her love life, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire. A stunning film that puts emphasis on visual images over dialogue.