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Time
21/07/2016 6:11 am - 03/08/2016 9:11 am
Location
Cinema Paradiso
164 James Street, Northbridge 6003
NORTHBRIDGE 6003
Western Australia
Australia
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Presented by Palace, Luna Palace Cinemas and The West Australian the festival brings new dramas, documentaries and laughs to the big screen - more than just noir!

Early highlights include Finland's official Oscar contender, THE FENCER, which offers a fictionalised take on a real-life fencing teacher who took a stand against Stalinist oppression in Soviet-era Estonia.

In the spirito of recent Nordic fare, tense suspense thriller ABSOLUTION tackles the moral questions of guilt and revenge after a hit-and-run accident spirals out of control.

Finland's OTHER GIRLS tells the "survival story" about those moments when life gives you a brutal kick but you decide to kick back! Based on true events, it follows 18 year old girls Jessica, Jenny, Taru and Aino who are on the verge of adulthood as they lose their innocence and, at times, their faith.

Sweden's NICE PEOPLE is a documentary and somewhat of a real-life "Cool Runnings" which has won over audiences' hearts worldwide. The predominantly white community of a rural Swedish town is confronted by the influx of Somalis who have fled war. Integrating has proven difficult, so entrepreneur Patrik Andersson decides that all Swedes and Somalis need is something to talk about together - and so he encourages them to learn Bandy (a cross between ice hockey and soccer). This highly entertaining doco follows the young Somalis' journey from their first hesitant steps onto the ice to the very first goal in the history of their country.

Other highlights include the comedy LOVE IS THE DRUG, historical drama GOLD COAST and Scandinavia's first disaster movie THE WAVE which is based on the real-life event of the 1934 tsunami which hit Norway's Tafiord as two million cubic metres of rock from a landslide triggered a wave of more than 85m high, and left 40 people dead in communities along the shore.

The Scandinavian Film Festival screens exclusively at Cinema Paradiso from 21 July - 3 August.

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