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Five Nordic films in five days
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Five Nordic films in five days

1 19.05.2016 From our online archive
The 3rd annual Nordic Film Festival will take place in Luxembourg June 3-7, with five films being screened at the Cinémathèque and Ciné Utopia.

(NG) The 3rd annual Nordic Film Festival will take place in Luxembourg June 3-7.

A total of five films--one from each of the Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland--will be screened at the Cinémathèque and Ciné Utopia.

Audience members can vote for their top film, and the winner will be announced on June 8. One of the lucky voters could also win a Luxair voucher for two to Copenhagen or Stockholm; the drawing will take place after the June 6 screening.

Here's a look at the films hitting the screens over the five days.

Sommeren '92 /  The Summer of '92 (DK/UK; EN subtitles)Friday, June 3 at 7pm, Ciné Utopia, in presence of director Kasper Barfoed A sports drama showing how Richard Nielsen, football manager, united the Danish team to take on and beat Germany in the European Championship Finals of 1992.Hrútar / Rams (IS/DK/NO/PL; EN subtitles) Saturday, June 4 at 7pm, Ciné Utopia In a film that is part tragedy, part goofy, two surly Icelandic sheep farmers, also brothers, try to save their flock from authorities out to destroy the animals.

Bölgen / The Wave (NO; EN subtitles)Sunday, June 5 at 5pm, Cinémathèque A 2015 disaster thriller which follows a Norwegian geologist and his family as they fight to survive when a landslide triggers a giant tidal wave.

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En man som heter Ove / A Man Called Ove (SE; FR subtitles)Monday, June 6 at 7pm, Ciné Utopia A comedy drama following Ove, a grumpy man, who is no longer president of his condo complex--and doesn't care. He meets pregnant Parvaneh after she bumps into his mailbox, which sets off an unexpected friendship.

Miekkailija / The Fencer (FI/ES/RU; EN subtitles)Tuesday, June 7 at 7pm, Ciné Utopia A touching film about a young Estonian fencer who decides to become a teacher after having been forced out of Russia by the secret police.

Tickets for screenings may be purchased at www.luxembourg-ticket.lu and utopolis.lu. A pass for all five films is also available for 25 euros.