Saturday, December 28, 2019


By José Alberto Hermosillo
Prepare to enjoy two consecutive and amazing weekends of Nordic movies at the Writers Guild of America Theater in Beverly Hills at the Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. 2020. The festival’s 21st edition includes a remarkable selection of films from the Northern European countries - including Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

The festival screens some fantastic shorts and documentaries as well. 

 The features include this year’s Oscar submissions, such as “The Mover” from Latvia, and “Stupid Young Heart” from Finland. 
The outstanding erotic thriller “Queen of Hearts” submitted from Denmark, with the extraordinary performance of the renowned Danish actress Trine Dyrholm (“In a Better World,” “Love is All You Need,” “Nico”). 
The festival continues screening the highly praised and critics' favorite “A White, White Day” from Iceland.
Special mention to the charming film representing Sweden “And Then We Danced” about a risky love among the very traditional Georgian dances.
Another of the festival highlights is the unmissable Academy shortlisted epic, “Truth and Justice” from Estonia.
The Opening Night Gala includes a reception with a buffet before the screening of the sensational book adaptation “Out Stealing Horses” from Norway.
The Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. closes with “Daniel” from Denmark. The story is about a Danish photographer captured by ISIS in Syria in 2013 and held hostage for 398 days. 
 James Koenig, host, director, and founder of the SFFLA. Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo, Festival in LA ©2019
Many of the films will include Q&A's with the filmmakers, cast and crew. After each movie. The people involved in the films are always ready to talk about the arts and crafts in their industry. The friendly Nordic visitors like mingle with Angelinos. 
Gustav Mollër, director of The Guilty. Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo, Festival in LA ©2019
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If one of your New Year resolutions is to start watching good movies, the Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. is the answer. The festival is considered, for many, a small gem in the Los Angeles festival circuit. 
 Photo: José Alberto Hermosillo, Festival in LA © 2019
The hospitability and organization of the festival make any film lover feel welcome. The receptions include good wine, food, live music, and stunning quality of films from the countries located on the top of the world. 
 SFFLA Cake. Photo José Alberto Hermosillo, Festival in LA ©2019
You can buy your season pass for $140.00 to all the films and events.
Individual tickets are $12.00.
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For more information about the Scandinavian Film Festival Los Angeles, please visit the festival's website, 

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1 comment:

  1. Ron Gilbert is right - you're the best! Thank you for all that you do, José Alberto.