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The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Cinema Paradiso from July 20 to Aug 2 with a specially curated program of films and events allowing audiences to delve into the iconic style of Nordic cinema from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.

2017 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival highlights include:

Norway’s official selection at the 2017 Academy Awards, THE KING'S CHOICE based on extraordinary true events,  set during a pivotal moment in World War II. Highly acclaimed Norwegian director, author and screenwriter, Sara Johnsen brings us ROSEMARI, a story about a young couple's unrestrained love, an eccentric ex-boxer with a taste for erotica, and a mother covering up her life's biggest secret. From Norway, HANDLE WITH CARE by Arild Andresen is a delicate father and son journey.   From child prodigy to chess genius, MAGNUS is a lively documentary that explores how chess virtuoso Magnus Carlsen, the 26-year-old Norwegian, rose to become the World Chess Champion. 


Get ready for the latest instalment of Denmark's smash-hit Nordic noir series A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH, described by the Los Angeles Times as “the darkest and most gripping screen adaptation of the Jussi Adler-Olsen novels to date”. Shot entirely on location in Copenhagen, IN THE BLOOD follows a group of young men through a warm, sunny summer at a defining moment in their lives.  A part of the tenth-grade curriculum at Danish high schools, ONE-TWO-THREE GO! is this year’s winner of the Public Prize at the Robert Awards (the Danish Oscars) - young love is put to the test in unimaginable circumstances in this intimate, coming-of-age story. 

Director and script writer Charlotte Sieling returns with THE MAN starring Jakob Oftebro and Søren Malling; a world-famous artist is suddenly forced to confront his past when the son he never knew, who is a renowned graffiti artist, shows up at his studio. FIPRESCI prize winner TOM OF FINLAND,a biographical drama the Finnish homoerotic artist and hugely influential figure in gay culture, whose work is showcased in prestigious galleries, including MOMA in New York. The winner of 26 international awards HEARTSTONE is an emotionally driven, beautifully crafted film that follows the lives of a group of youths as they explore sexuality and maturity over a summer in a small Icelandic village.   Another tender coming-of-age story is Finnish drama LITTLE WING. Shot in a realist style, the story centres on the resourceful Varpu as she struggles between fitting in with her friends and her family. 

For more information and to register for updates visit www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com | Facebook: facebook.com/scandinavianfilmfestival  | Twitter: scandiffau #scandifilmfest

The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival is proudly supported in Perth by The West Australian

Cinema Paradiso - session times

Sun 23 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:50PM  SCAND17: ROOM 213  (G) 1 hr 35 mins
3:50PM  SCAND17: THE MAN  (18+) 1 hr 49 mins
6:00PM  SCAND17: ROSEMARI  (18+) 1 hr 50 mins
8:10PM  SCAND17: 1864  (18+) 2 hrs 20 mins
Mon 24 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: DARKLAND  (18+) 2 hrs 7 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: SWINGER  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
8:40PM  SCAND17: SMALL TOWN KILLERS  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
Tue 25 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: ROSEMARI  (18+) 1 hr 50 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: KINGS BAY  (18+) 1 hr 44 mins
8:40PM  SCAND17: IN THE BLOOD  (18+) 2 hrs 9 mins
Wed 26 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: THE MAN  (18+) 1 hr 49 mins
6:45PM  SCAND17: TOM OF FINLAND  (18+) 2 hrs 10 mins
Thu 27 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: 1864  (18+) 2 hrs 20 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: LITTLE WING  (15+) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  SCAND17: ONE-TWO-THREE GO!  (18+) 2 hrs 9 mins
Fri 28 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: MAGNUS  (G) 1 hr 33 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: HANDLE WITH CARE  (18+) 1 hr 57 mins
8:45PM  SCAND17: ROSEMARI  (18+) 1 hr 50 mins
Sat 29 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:20PM  SCAND17: DARKLAND  (18+) 2 hrs 7 mins
3:45PM  SCAND17: THE KINGS CHOICE  (M) 2 hrs 25 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: SAMI BLOOD  (15+) 2 hrs
8:50PM  SCAND17: LITTLE WING  (15+) 1 hr 55 mins
Sun 30 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: TOM OF FINLAND  (18+) 2 hrs 10 mins
4:00PM  SCAND17: SMALL TOWN KILLERS  (18+) 1 hr 45 mins
6:00PM  SCAND17: A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH  (18+) 2 hrs 7 mins
8:30PM  SCAND17: ONE-TWO-THREE GO!  (18+) 2 hrs 9 mins
Mon 31 Jul - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: SWINGER  (18+) 1 hr 54 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: MAGNUS  (G) 1 hr 33 mins
8:20PM  SCAND17: SAMI BLOOD  (15+) 2 hrs
Tue 1 Aug - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: KINGS BAY  (18+) 1 hr 44 mins
6:30PM  SCAND17: THE KINGS CHOICE  (M) 2 hrs 25 mins
9:10PM  SCAND17: THE MAN  (18+) 1 hr 49 mins
Wed 2 Aug - Cinema Paradiso    
1:30PM  SCAND17: A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH  (18+) 2 hrs 7 mins
6:45PM  SCAND17: A HUSTLER'S DIARY  (CTC) 1 hr 55 mins

SCANFF17: OPENING NIGHT 94 mins

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Join us for the Opening Night of The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2017 featuring a pre-film reception with drinks, music by DJ Harvey Rae, Scandinavian smørrebrød by Miss Maud PLUS a live performance by a local ... More

Cinema Paradiso: Sun 23 Jul

SCANFF17: THE KING'S CHOICE 130 mins

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Based on extraordinary true events, and one of the eight shortlisted films for the 2017 Best Foreign Language Academy Award, Erik Poppe’s superbly-realised box office hit is an absorbing story of morality and honour set during a pivotal moment in World War II, when an unprepared Norway was ... More

Cinema Paradiso: Sun 23 Jul

SCANFF17 SPECIAL EVENT SCREENING: TOM OF FINLAND 115 mins

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Enjoy a Red Finnish vodka cocktail and music on arrival, followed by Dome Karukoski’s FIPRESCI Prize-winning and highly anticipated biopic on the acclaimed and revolutionary artist Touko Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland. 6pm: Vodka cocktail on arrival.  6.45pm: ... More

Screening: Wed 26 Jul
Cinema Paradiso: Wed 26 Jul

SCANFF17 SPECIAL SCREENING: MAGNUS 75 mins

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Join us from 5.15pm on Monday, July 31 when members of the Chess Association of WA will be facing off in a ... More

Screening: Mon 31 Jul
Cinema Paradiso: Mon 31 Jul

SCANFF17 CLOSING NIGHT: A HUSTLERíS DIARY 97 mins

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See out the The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival with a Swedish Mule cocktail on arrival, followed by the premiere of Ivica Zubak’s crowd-pleaser A HUSTLER'S DIARY at Cinema Paradiso. Join us from 6.30pm for a vodka cocktail on arrival before the 6.45pm film ... More

Screening: Wed 2 Aug
Cinema Paradiso: Wed 2 Aug