The Nordic Film Festival have announced their first ever festival programme for 2012, and it’s all due to take place between 30 November and 5 December 2012 across London at Riverside Studios (Hammersmith), Ciné lumière (South Kensington) and the Prince Charles Cinema. The festival is set to bring a wide variety of independent films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, celebrating the best in Nordic filmmaking past and present. With the recent wave of Nordic fiction that has resonated so strongly with UK audiences, they feel this is the perfect time to celebrate this area of European filmmaking and we agree!

It will open with a special Gala screening of critically acclaimed director Susanne Bier’s LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm on 30 November. Closing the festival will be the UK Premiere Gala screening of Lisa Langseth’s debut feature PURE starring Alicia Vikander (A ROYAL AFFAIR) on 5 December. Nordic Film Festival Director Sonali Joshi from film company day for night* said:

“Nordic cinema is thriving, with its vibrant independent filmmaking scene and long-standing traditions of internationally recognised talent. Nordic Film Festival will be the only festival of its kind in the UK, offering a dedicated context through which to celebrate Nordic cinema with the aim of producing a truly creative, exciting and enjoyable festival. We encourage cinema lovers across the capital to participate in our first Nordic Film Festival.”

For future information on booking, click this link and for the full programme, just scroll down a little. You can also follow the Nordic Film Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!


Fri 30 Nov, 6.15pm – Opening Gala Screening + party, Cine lumiere
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED I Susanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112 mins

Sat 1 Dec, 2pm – Riverside Studios
FESTEN I Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden 1998, 105 mins, cert 15

Sat 1 Dec, 5.15pm – Riverside Studios
HELSINKI FOREVER I Peter von Bagh, Finland 2008, 74 mins, London Premiere

Sat 1 Dec, 7pm – Riverside Studios
BEYOND I Pernilla August, Sweden/Finland 2010, 99 mins

Sat 1 Dec, 11.30pm – Midnight Screening, Prince Charles Cinema

TROLL HUNTER I Andre Ovredal, Norway 2010, 103 mins, cert 15

Sun 2 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios
JAR CITY I Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006, 91 mins, cert 15

Sun 2 Dec, 8.45pm – Riverside Studios
OSLO, AUGUST 31ST I Joachim Trier, Norway 2011, 96 mins, cert 15

Mon 3 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios
OLAFUR ELIASSON: SPACE IS PROCESS I Jacob Jorgensen/Henrik Lundo, Denmark 2010, 76 mins, UK Premiere

Mon 3 Dec, 8pm – Cine lumiere
BABETTE’S FEAST I Gabriel Axel, Denmark 1987, 103 mins, cert U, Special Preview

Mon 3 Dec, 8.30pm – Riverside Studios
THE PUNK SYNDROME I Jukka Karkkainen/Jani-Petteri Passi, Finland 2012, 85 mins, London Premiere

Wed 5 Dec, 7pm – Closing Gala Screening + party, Riverside Studios
PURE I Lisa Langseth, Sweden 2010, 97 mins, UK Premiere