2023 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival

DateJuly 20 2023 - August 09 2023
Time6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
LocationPalace CinemasRaine Square

The Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival, presented by Palace Cinemas in association with Luna Palace Cinemas, returns to Perth with a vibrant selection of films set to ease the winter chill.

A specially curated programme of the best new cinema from the Nordic region featuring films for Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will be screened at Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna on SX from 20 July – 9 August.

Opening the Festival is the Australian Premiere of LET THE RIVER FLOW, fresh from being crowned the Audience Award at the 2023 Göteborg Film Festival the film is based on true events that inspired a generation of young Norwegians.

Festival Centrepiece GODLAND is award winning Icelandic writer/director Hlynur Pálmason’s follow-up to his breakout hit A White, White Day and has been met with widespread critical acclaim. The stunning historical drama follows a Danish priest who embarks on a pilgrimage across a largely unexplored Iceland in the late 1800s.

Treats are in store for lovers of Scandi neo-Noir, thrillers and psychological dramas. From Denmark the highly anticipated sequel to box office smash Darkland, DARKLAND: THE RETURN from critically acclaimed director Fenar Ahmad starring Dar Salim as an anti-hero re-entering the Copenhagen underworld undercover; SUPERPOSITION, a slick dramatic thriller with a supernatural twist in which a couple, on a tree change from Copenhagen to the Swedish forest, hope to find themselves and reignite their relationship and COPENHAGEN DOES NOT EXIST, a complex psychological drama about the power of memories, in which a young man agrees to be locked in an apartment and interrogated by his missing girlfriends’ father.

From Sweden comes SHADOW ISLAND, a pulse-pounding thriller featuring a cast of exciting new talent. An aspiring meteorologist sets off to a deserted island in the Barents Sea in search of the truth about his father’s passing, resulting in an intense maelstrom of paranoia and mystery.

These are just a few highlights – see www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com for the full programme.