DATE 19-Jul-2018 – 1/08/18
TIME PRICE Check site for details
VENUE Cinema Paradiso
ADDRESS 164 James Street, Northbridge
WEBSITE 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival


The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival brings breathtaking contemporary Nordic cinema to Cinema Paradiso screens from 19 July. The diverse program features an esteemed selection of films from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.

Opening the festival comes Australian premiere; DARLING, a captivating film with a superb Danica Curcic in the lead, the film follows a world-renowned ballerina caught up in a love triangle while preparing for a new production of Giselle. The Opening Night event, on July 19 includes a pre-film reception with live entertainment, canapés and a sparkling elderflower cocktail.

Other films in the program include:

Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the Danish Academy Awards (Robert Festival), A HORRIBLE WOMAN is a dark comedy that cleverly explores a dysfunctional relationship from the man’s point of view from the writer/director of Parents (Scandi FF 2016), Christian Tafdrup. Two awkward European entrepreneurs set out on a business venture to try and make their fortune in China’s lucrative pet industry THE SAINT BERNARD SYNDICATE; in the wry comedy WORD OF GOD starring Søren Malling, changes threaten the peace in a 1980s suburban Danish household; inspired by true events, WHILE WE LIVE is the Danish Academy Award nominated drama from Mehdi Avaz which follows four people in Northern Denmark and how their fates intertwine after a tragic accident; and multi-award winning drama and winner of Best Film at the 2018 Danish Academy Awards, WINTER BROTHERS follows two brothers whose routines, habits, and rituals are ruptured by a violent feud with a neighbouring family. Plus many more.

The festival will take place exclusively at Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge from 19 July to 1 August.