Join us for the Opening Night of The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2017 featuring a pre-film reception with drinks, music by DJ Harvey Rae, Scandinavian smørrebrød by Miss Maud PLUS a live performance by a local street artist in conjunction with Secret Walls X Australia, before talented Danish director Charlotte Sieling’s stylish and star-studded comedy-drama THE MAN.
6pm: Pre-film reception
6.45pm: Film screening
Packed with an all-star cast, THE MAN is the new film from prolific writer/director, Charlotte Sieling (The Killing, Borgen, The Bridge, Homeland). Her Danish comedy explores an intergenerational rivalry in the trendy Copenhagen arts scene. Celebrity artist Simon Brahe (Søren Malling, Small Town Killers, Scandi FF 2017) is “The Man” of the Copenhagen arts scene, he’s got a trendy studio apartment, a team of unquestioning interns and has nailed his look of silk pyjamas, which he wears everywhere. Until his world is shaken by the appearance of his estranged and very handsome son, Casper (Jakob Oftebro, Festival guest Scandi FF 2016), a celebrated and internationally renowned street artist operating under the name “The Ghost”. Simon becomes convinced his son is out to usurp him, especially when Casper begins garnering the attention and acclaim that Simon holds so dear, including from Simon’s girlfriend Darling (Ane Dahl Torp, The Wave, Scandi FF 2016).
Danish with English subtitles
NOMINATED – New Directors Competition at the Seattle International Film Festival 2017
NOMINATED – Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival 2017