Strong Program for 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

Celebrating the best in Nordic cinema exclusively at Cinema Paradiso, the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will offer a strong program this year curated from across Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. The host of Australian premieres represents the high calibre and original cinema from the Nordic region, including award-winners recognised both at home and abroad.

2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival highlights include:

Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the Danish Academy Awards, A HORRIBLE WOMAN is a dark comedy which cleverly explores a dysfunctional relationship from the man’s point of view, from the writer/director of Parents (Scandi FF 2016) Christian Tafdrup.

Norwegian supernatural drama, THELMA follows a student who moves to Oslo where she discovers that she has terrifying powers. Directed by Joachim Trier, the film was selected as Norway’s foreign-language Oscar entry.

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival, WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY is a compelling coming-of-age drama in which a Norwegian teen fights against the traditional values and expectations of her Pakistani emigrant parents.

Multi-award winning drama including winner of Best Film at the 2018 Danish Academy Awards, WINTER BROTHERS filmed across Denmark and Iceland, follows two brothers whose routines, habits, and rituals are ruptured by a violent feud with a neighbouring family.

And the vibrant comedy AMATEURS, which won the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival award for Best Nordic Film acts as a commentary on the changing face of Sweden. Using mobiles and selfie sticks, two high school girls document their declining provincial town.

The full program will be announced in June.  

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

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Thursday 17 May 2018 – Norwegian National Day

Thursday 17th May is Norwegian National Day and The Norwegian Association of Students Abroad (ANSA) are celebrating this at The Aviary, Level 1, 140 William Street in Perth.

Starting at 11 am until late. No booking is necessary — just turn up on the day to celebrate 17th May.

First parade through the city, then celebrations at The Aviary where there will be a hot dog stand, soft serve ice creams and tasty waffles with all the trimming.

Social BBQ at Nordic House 5pm Saturday 17 March

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It is time to get together at Nordic House to our Social BBQ Saturday 17th March, from 5 pm.

There will be 3 different kinds of meat, sides and abundance of salads to munch your way through. This is followed by tea, coffee and cake.

Please contact Marianne Attfield to book your seat via email The price is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

See you there

The Committee

Fastelavn Celebration Sunday 11 February

You are invited to come along and celebrate Fastelavn at Nordic House Sunday 11th February at 3pm. $5 per child and normal tea and coffee charge ($3) for adults.

Come dressed up or as you are – it is up to you. We will hit the barrel, crown the king and queen, eat candy, play games and have some fun.

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Check out our upcoming events

The Association is organising a number of events over the next couple of months. You can see the details on our Coming Events page.

Danish Biometric Passport Mobile Unit to visit WA – Monday 9th October

Waffles and Stories with Nina and Haldor – Saturday 14th October)

Social BBQ – Saturday 21st October 2017

World of Food Festival – Sunday 19th November

Swedish Christmas Markets – Sunday 26th November 2017

Nordic House Christmas Lunch – Friday 1st December 2017

Children’s Christmas Party – Sunday 3rd December 2017

Christmas Church Service – Monday 18th December 2017

Time, venue and other details are shown on the Coming Events page.