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SAXO Scandinavian Film Festival

SAXO Scandinavian Film Festival

Celebrating its tenth year, the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival presents a stellar line-up showcasing the best new cinema from the Nordic region.

Go north this winter with films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden screening at Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Luna Palace Cinemas Leederville and Luna on SX from July 25 – August 14.
 
This year’s Festival will open with the epic historical drama THE RIOT (Sulis 1907), directed by Academy Award nominated Nils Gaup (The Last King). The film depicts the escalation of tensions leading to the Sulis uprising of mining workers in 1907 where workers struggled under inhumane conditions in dangerous, dark copper mines. This important episode in Norwegian history has never been told on screen before and portrays the origin story of the powerful Norwegian labour movement.
 
Hugely popular in Finland, this year’s Festival Centrepiece STORMSKERRY MAJA is based on the book series by Anni Blomqvist. A tale of female empowerment set in the 1840s, it follows Maja and her husband through the breathtaking Finnish seasons on the windswept and remote Åland archipelago. Stunning cinematography makes this a must-see on the big screen.
 
Other highlights include the Icelandic film and Festival Special Presentation, WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS (Ljósbrot), direct  from the 2024 Cannes Film Festival where it opened the Un Certain Regard section; Iceland’s TOUCH (Snerting). A romantic drama directed by renowned filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, it is based on the best-selling eponymous novel; Danish box office hit BOUNDLESS (Den grænseløse) is a gripping thriller based on the bestselling Department Q novel; science fiction epic ETERNAL; Swedish psychological suspense drama HUNTERS ON A WHITE FIELD; and Norway's THE TUNDRA WITHIN ME (Eallougierdu) - a powerful drama exploring community, heritage and identity. 
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    Event Showings

    25 Jul - 14 Aug

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    Price

    Ticketed event

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    Location

    Palace Cinemas Raine Square

    300 Murray Street

    Perth WA 6000

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