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September 12, 2019 Destination Europe No Comments Email Email

The inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2019 will take place in Bangkok from 27 September to 29 September 2019 at Quartier CineArt, 4th Floor, EmQuartier to highlight the success of Nordic films and celebrate Nordic culture.

H.E Mr. Uffe Wolffhechel, Danish Ambassador (3rd from left) together with H.E Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, Finnish Ambassador (4th from left); H.E Ms. Kjersti Rødsmoen, Norwegian Ambassador (6th from left) and H.E Mr. Staffan Herrström, Swedish Ambassador (5th from left), recently announced the ‘Nordic Film Festival 2019’ from 27 – 29 September 2019 at Quartier CineArt, 4th Floor, EmQuartier. Joining the opening event were; Jatuwat Changtrakul (1st from left); Weeraya Netwong (2nd from left); Tana Sripongtanakul (7th from left); Nantiya Wongrojareeand (8th from left) and Chana Nuchniyom (9th from left) at Finnish Ambassador’s Residence, Bangkok.   

This year the festival will shed light on sustainability and climate change, issues that are high on the agenda of all the Nordic countries. We will do so by making the logistics of the festival as environmentally friendly as possible. This modern film fest features eight movies selected to represent the quality of films from Nordic countries for Thai people to enjoy; across a variety of genres that show the arts & culture and way of life in the Nordic part of Northern Europe. Movies will be free for visitors to view and will be offered with English subtitles. Reservation can be made at Quartier CineArt, half an hour before each screening. Tickets are made available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Nordic Film Festival 2019 is organized by the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The festival aims to increase interest for the Nordics as a creative and innovative region and help to amplify the demand for quality films that already exists in Thailand.

The film selection from each country will include the Swedish biographical drama “Becoming Astrid” which is about the early life of the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The Swedish drama “Monky” is a film that partly takes place in Thailand and tells the story of Frank and his secret friendship with a mysterious gibbon ape. The two Norwegian films “What will people say” and “The Liverpool Goalie” might seem different but are both based on the values of love and life-changing events. This year Finland brings to the big screen an experimental documentary “My Stuff” which is a telling comment on consumerism and the value of material objects in the digital age, while contemplating what’s important in life. Internationally sold Finnish drama “One Last Deal” tells a story of an elderly art dealer who hopes to make one last deal and prove his worth to his estranged family. Denmark’s “Darling” is a drama about a world-famous ballerina and a dramatic mid-career meltdown. “I am William” is a story about William who lives with his uncle Nils. The film is based on a book of Kim Fupz Aakeson.

Screening Times follows:

Date Time Movie Duration Genre Country
Friday, 27th September 2019 18:00 My Stuff 83 min Documentary,

Comedy

Finland
20:00 Darling 102 min Drama Denmark
Saturday, 28th September 2019 15:00 I am William 86 min Adventure Denmark
17:00 Monky 90 min Drama Sweden
  19.30 What will people say 106 min Drama Norway
Sunday, 29th September 2019 15:00 The Liverpool Goalie 90 min Comedy Norway
17:00 One Last Deal 95 min Drama Finland
19:30 Becoming Astrid 100 min Drama,

Biography

Sweden

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