Once again, the most important event in Italy for the presentation of new Nordic movies was attended by a large audience at the Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese. The purpose of the initiative is to promote in Italy the film culture of Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland.During the last years many new authors have emerged, which have increased the prestige of a popular tradition in the world. The event was organized by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in collaboration with Iceland and with institutions for the promotion of cinema of their respective countries.
Many in Italy unreleased movies, documentaries, and films in original language with subtitles were presented during the event, introduced by directors, actors and producers. Among the guests there was also Mika Kaurismäki (brother of director Aki Kaurismäki, with whom he has directed several movies), which movie “North Road” (that won recently at the Toronto International film Festival) was screened during the festival.
Among the guests known to the Italian public, the opening day was introduced (on April the 5th, one week before the beginning of the event, which was organized from 11 to 14 April) by the Italian-Finnish actress and producer Anna Falchi while the Swedish actress Malin Buska, awarded with the “Rising Star” (Stockholm International Film Festival in 2011) talked about the movie “The King girl” directed by Mika Kaurismäki and dedicated to the life of Queen Christina of Sweden. The role played by Malin Buska was the one of Greta Garbo in the famous film of 1933, “Drottning Kristina” (screened on April the 13th).
Saturday night it was the turn of the Norwegian director Petter Næss with his movie “Into the White”, in which there is the presence of Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in “Harry Potter”). The Norwegian movie tackles the difficult story of the pilots, allied and not, who fell in the Norwegian mountains during the Second World War, faced with a common opponent: the wilderness.
China Ahlander intervened in the debate, as the Swedish manufacturer of “Dying Eating Sleeping,” a film that paints a dramatic and unknown reality, that of immigration. It is not lack of Iceland (a country which is discussed more and more frequently, given the mounting evidence of rapprochement to the EU) represented in the Nordic Film Fest from the autobiographical movie “Mamma Gogo” directed by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, who was also nominated for an Oscar in 1992 for “Children of Nature”.
An important event within the event was the projection, April the 12th, of “Olof Palme”, a movie that takes its name from the Swedish prime minister assassinated in 1986, a politician who did very much for the convergence of socialdemocracy and the European policy for an equitable approach toward the Global South and the problems of different countries, which at the time seemed revolutionary. Even today Sweden is investigating the crime: along with the film’s director Kristina Lindström there was the author of the book “Olof Palme, life and assassination of a European socialist,” Aldo Garzia, with a comment by Walter Veltroni.
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