The 16th Anniversary SFFLA: January 17, 18, 24, 25-- 2015 @ The Writers Guild Theater, 135 South Doheny, Beverly Hills
Bringing people together to share in the representative "best" of Nordic film making and to further enable film networking, discussion, inspiration, business, and pleasure.
Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. Takes Up Annual Residency
Jan 17, 18, 24, 25 at WGA Theater in Beverly Hills
The 16th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) sails into town Jan 17, 18, 24, 25 from across North Atlantic and Baltic waters offering its annual cargo of the representative “latest and best” of Nordic film with offerings from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden along with “Baltic Film Expo at SFFLA” adding films from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia to the program of its annual “cinema cultural exchange” from the top of Europe at the Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny in Beverly Hills,
“Call it a cargo of culture, commerce, and collaboration,” says festival founder/director James Koenig. “And we have an exciting program that follows old routes to new worlds and around the North Atlantic/Baltic neighborhood.”
An opening night gala buffet Jan 17 (6:30) precedes iconic Swedish Director Roy Andersson’s “A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH CONTEMPLATING EXISTENCE” at 8. The film premiered at the Venice International Film Festival where it was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film. SFFLA screened the first two installments of the trilogy, made over a period of 14 years (Songs from the Second Floor, and We the Living) and has had the Andersson as a guest of the festival.
The morning of “opening day” kicks off in the at 11 a.m. with Norwegian Director Brunhild Westhagen Magnor’s moving and humorous documentary about an extraordinary women’s volleyball team. The players, all between 66 and 98, might change your ideas on aging. At 1 o’clock IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE from Norwegian Director Arild Ostin Ommundsen offers a tale of love and longing when a mother tries to return to life “on the outside” after serving 10 years in prison for murder..
Bring the whole family at 3 o’clock for Danish Director Ask Hasselbalch’s ANTBOY 2—the REVENGE OF THE RED FURRY! The film is “part 2” of an upbeat kid-flick inspired by the super-hero genre for kids of all ages. Bring