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Scandinavian Film Festival

The inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Melbourne this winter. More than just noir: the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will see new dramas, documentaries and laughs on the big screens across the Palace Cinemas. This year’s festival will be it’s third and will present some of the most exciting and fresh movies from Sweden,Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Win 1 of 10 double passes  – scroll to the bottom of the post.

Some of the highlights we’ve picked out include:


Director Rune Denstad Langlo brings some welcome levity to the highly topical subject of Europe’s migration crisis in this acerbic and insightful black comedy that pokes fun at the behaviour of Norwegians when pushed outside their comfort zones. Sharp, witty and unpredictable, this is a film that will put a smile on your face in ways you may not expect.


A multi award-winning and sophisticated coming-of-age story about 16-year old Ari who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik. When he is suddenly sent to return to his hometown – a remote village in Iceland’s WestfjördsAri is pushed to take his first steps into manhood. A sumptuous visual feast, Sparrows casts the harsh, beautiful surrounds of Westfjörds as a character itself, and seethes with a sinister undertone thanks to a mesmerising score by former Sigur Ros keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson.


Winner of the Audience Award at the Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Academy Awards), Staffan Lindberg’s film is a comedy about super rich Veronica (played by international star Izabella Scorupco) and Mike, a carpenter, and all that stands between their love, including stepchildren, ex partners and new parents-in-law.

THE WAVE (Bølgen)

 Norway heralds Scandinavia’s first disaster movie, starring Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro and Fritjof Såheim, the action packed film is based on the real-life event of the 1934 tsunami which hit Norway’s Tafiord as two million cubic metres of rock from a landslide triggered a wave of more than 85 metres high, and left 40 people dead in communities along the shore.

As an exclusive for We Know Melbourne readers, we have 10 double passes to give away. To enter fill in the form below and tell us “Which cinemas are presenting the Scandinavian Film Festival?”

Competition closes 4pm, 29 June 2016. Terms and conditions here

This competition is now closed.

When: 6 -27 July 2016

Where: Palace Cinemas, Melbourne

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