Scandinavian Film Festival 2017 Preview

Mesteren (The Man) – Do the sins of the father always follow in the son? Artist Simon (Søren Malling) has things all his own way. He’s well known, rich, has beautiful wife and a young mistress and gets away with being both eccentric and pretentious. Life is good, until his previously unknown son arrives to shake up his world.

The son, Casper (Jakob Oftebro), an artist himself operates in a less obvious manner under a secret identity known as The Ghost (similar to a Banksy type character). To say they clash is an understatement but Casper has a hidden agenda and the joy in discovering this is one of the film’s highlights.

This Man is a real treat for fans of both graffiti art and human stories told without unnecessary gloss and glamour.

The Man is screening around the country this July and August as part of the Scandinavian Film Festival.

The region of Scandinavia – culturally comprised of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark – has produced some of the most iconic films ever made. From the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, to the radical, back-to-basics guerrilla-style filmmaking of the Dogme revolution, to the contemporary and transnational diversity of Nordic cinema.

Palace Cinemas is proud to present this festival, created to offer a dedicated focus to an area of screen culture that has for too long been under-represented in Australia. Join us and celebrate the best in Nordic Cinema this July and August with the fourth Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, exclusive to Palace Cinemas. Go North to the breathtaking coast of Iceland with the 26-time award winner Heartstone, discover the best in contemporary Nordic noir with A Conspiracy of Faith, or laugh out loud with stylish arts world satire The Man.

With 20 films, now’s the time to treat yourself to a hot chocolate, rug up in your winter favourites, and immerse yourself in the iconic style of Nordic cinema.

Scandinavian Film Festival 2017
Sydney – 11 July – 2 August 2017
Melbourne – 13 July – 2 August 2017
Canberra – 18 July – 2 August 2017
Adelaide – 19 July – 30 July 2017
Brisbane – 20 July – 6 August 2017
Perth – 20 July – 2 August 2017
Hobart – 20 July – 26 July 2017