Wednesday, January 2, 2019

THE SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL L.A. IS BACK - 20TH EDITION

 By José Alberto Hermosillo
Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. Photo Jose Hermosillo ©2018 Festival in LA
The 20th Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles showcases a series of Award Winner films, shorts, documentaries, and the Nordic Oscar® contenders. 

The Scandinavian film festival will entertain Los Angeles audiences the weekends of Jan. 5-6 and 19-20 at the Writers Guild Theater, located at 135 S. Doheny Dr. in Beverly Hills.
Border, Sweden.
Festival in LA highly recommends the European trolls sensation “Border” from Sweden. This fantastic film is one of the Oscar® semi-finalists in the Best Make-Up Category.
The festival screens the tremendously praised Danish thriller “The Guilty.” This film is shortlisted in the Best Foreign Language Film Category. Its director, Gustaf Möller, will be there for a Q&A.
Gustaf Möller, director "The Guilty."
Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo.
 ©2019 Festival in LA
Becoming Astrid is another unmissable film. The biopic of a teenager Swedish writer. Astrid Lindgren focused on children's books. Her credits include the creation of the Pippi Longstocking series. 

The Finish director Aku Louhimies will participate in a discussion after the presentation of “The Unknown Soldier.” 
The Director of the critically acclaimed Norwegian historical drama “The 12th Man,” Harald Zwart will be present as well.  
Other Oscar® submissions include: “Euthanizer” from Finland, “To Be Continued” from Latvia, “Woman at War” from Iceland, “What Will People Say” from Norway, and “Take It or Leave It” from Estonia.
"Wonderful Losers" from Lithuania.
Another must-see submission is “Wonderful Losers” from Lithuania. The magnificent documentary describes the lives of those cyclists who sacrifice their careers to help their teammates win a race in European competitions.
The Nordic fest closes with two magnificent films, “July 22” from Norway, a story about a terrorist attack in a political rally on the island of Utøya. 

Also, “One Last Deal” from Finland. A beautiful story of an Art Dealer trying to redeem himself from his mistakes of the past in the auction business.
Buffet from Chef Sirpa Welch
The festival will have its Opening Gala with a buffet from Chef Sirpa Welch’s Scandinavian Kitchen on Jan. 5th at 5:30 PM. The $40.00 ticket includes the Opening Ceremony and access to the Opening Film, “The Guilty.” 

The Gala Passport price is $140.00 for all the movies. Individual screening tickets cost $12.00.

Once again, Angelinos can get exposed to some of those beautiful movies from the Nordic countries at the Scandinavian Film Festival L.A.

Children having fun at the Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. Photo Jose Hermosillo ©2018 Festival in LA
For the full calendar and more information, please visit the festival's website www.sffla.net 

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Film critic Jose Alberto Hermosillo at the Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. Photo: Wilki Image ©2018 Festival in LA
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