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Popular Nordic Film Festival Returns on January 19 and 20

The renowned Nordic Film Festival is returning to Bangkok on January 19 and 20, albeit on a smaller scale, with the Nordic embassies of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland serving as hosts.

Screenings will take place at the Danish Embassy in Sathon. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis through the embassies’ Facebook pages.

The festival aims to showcase the quintessence of Nordic culture, humor, traditions, and their reflections in various facets of life and society, all through a selection of thoughtfully chosen films.

This event is a must-attend for those interested in the richness of Nordic culture and the art of storytelling through cinema.

Over two days, the festival will feature four films, each representing one of the participating countries:

January 19 at 6pm: “Amundsen” from Norway

This film explores the life and expeditions of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach the South Pole.

January 19 at 8:15pm: “Retfærdighedens ryttere” (Riders Of Justice) from Denmark

The story follows Markus, who returns to his teenage daughter Mathilde after the death of his wife in a train accident.

What appears to be a tragic mishap becomes more complex with the arrival of a math geek and his colleagues, who were also on the train. Mads Mikkelsen stars in this intriguing tale.

January 20 at 6pm: “Supermarsu 2” (Super Furball Saves The Future) from Finland

Based on Paula Noronen’s beloved book series, this film blends animation and special effects with live action. It tells the story of a bee rescue mission to maintain biodiversity, with Super Furball needing to first help the school’s biggest bully.

Addressing social and ecological themes, this sequel to the 2018 hit “Supermarsu” offers a fresh take on the superhero genre.

January 20 at 7:45pm: “Triangle Of Sadness” from Sweden

Directed by Ruben Östlund and winner of the Palme d’Or, this dark comedy overturns social hierarchies, exploring the shallow ties between power and beauty.

It follows a celebrity model couple, Carl and Yaya, on a luxury cruise captained by an erratic Woody Harrelson. The film shifts from glamorous to disastrous, stranding the survivors on a desert island in a battle for survival.