1188 VOLVO SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Celebrating the best new Nordic cinema, plus a Nordic Noir spotlight, the 2019 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival offers an exciting and enlightening selection of cinema from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. 

The 2019 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival will open around Australia with the cheeky, star-studded comedy HAPPY ENDING from actress-turned-director Hella Joof (2015 Scandi FF smash hit All Inclusive). Top Danish actors Birthe Neumann (five Robert Awards from the Danish Film Academy, two Bodils from the Danish Film Critics) and Kurt Ravn (two Bodils) head up the cast, which also includes Mette Munk Plum (Borgen), Tammi Øst (The Killing) and Scandi FF 2017 festival guest Charlotte Sieling (The Man, Borgen, Homeland).


The programme includes a number of international festival favourites and award-winners. Here are some highlights to look out for:

Fresh from its praised premiere in Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is award-winning director Hlynur Palmason’s (Winter Brothers, Scandi FF 2018) disquieting yet spellbinding A WHITE, WHITE DAY (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) – a powerful exploration of a man overcome with grief who is losing control.

Based on an epic and prophetic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, directors Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja's astounding and apocalyptic ANIARA is a starkly beautiful piece of cinema wrought with emotion. Aboard a luxury Noah’s Ark spaceship named Aniara, a colony of materialistic and consumption-obsessed humans flee the now-destroyed Earth.

From official selection at SXSW Film Festival and a nominee for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival comes the wicked and tender rom-com AURORA in which commitment-phobic party girl Aurora and Iranian refugee Darian agree to help each other in unconventional but vital ways.

Praised at its world premiere at Toronto Film Festival, LET ME FALL is an essential and harrowing look at addiction which has been celebrated by critics and audiences alike for the stellar performances and enthralling direction by Baldvin Z (Life in a Fishbowl, 2014).

Oscar nominee Klaus Härö’s (The Fencer, 2015) bittersweet and moving drama ONE LAST DEAL (Tuntematon mestari), follows an aging art dealer as he is presented with one final opportunity to fix his broken life and reconnect with his estranged daughter and grandson.

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Luna On SX - session times

Sun 21 Jul - Luna On SX    
10:30AM  SCA19: STIEG LARSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE  (15+) 1 hr 54 mins
12:45PM  SCA19: THE VIOLIN PLAYER  (18+) 2 hrs 19 mins
3:20PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
5:45PM  SCA19: ANIARA  (18+) 2 hrs 1 min
Mon 22 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: OUT STEALING HORSES  (18+) 2 hrs 18 mins
6:30PM  SCA19: HAPPY ENDING  (M) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  SCA19: LET ME FALL  (18+) 2 hrs 31 mins
Tue 23 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: STIEG LARSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE  (15+) 1 hr 54 mins
8:30PM  SCA19: THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES  (15+) 1 hr 47 mins
Wed 24 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: THAT TIME OF YEAR  (18+) 1 hr 56 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: SWOON  (18+) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  SCA19: SONS OF DENMARK  (18+) 2 hrs 12 mins
Thu 25 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE  (MA) 2 hrs 14 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: AURORA  (18+) 2 hrs
8:40PM  SCA19: ANIARA  (18+) 2 hrs 1 min
Fri 26 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: ONE LAST DEAL  (M) 1 hr 50 mins
6:10PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:30PM  SCA19: THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE  (15+) 2 hrs 24 mins
Sat 27 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:45PM  SCA19: STIEG LARSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE  (15+) 1 hr 54 mins
4:00PM  SCA19: THAT TIME OF YEAR  (18+) 1 hr 56 mins
6:15PM  SCA19: OUT STEALING HORSES  (18+) 2 hrs 18 mins
8:50PM  SCA19: AURORA  (18+) 2 hrs
Sun 28 Jul - Luna On SX    
10:30AM  SCA19: ONE LAST DEAL  (M) 1 hr 50 mins
12:45PM  SCA19: HAPPY ENDING  (M) 1 hr 55 mins
3:00PM  SCA19: SONJA - THE WHITE SWAN  (18+) 2 hrs 9 mins
5:30PM  SCA19: THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE  (MA) 2 hrs 14 mins
Mon 29 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: THAT TIME OF YEAR  (18+) 1 hr 56 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
8:40PM  SCA19: ANIARA  (18+) 2 hrs 1 min
Tue 30 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: OUT STEALING HORSES  (18+) 2 hrs 18 mins
6:00PM  SCA19: THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE  (MA) 2 hrs 14 mins
8:30PM  SCA19: THE ABSENT ONE  (15+) 2 hrs 10 mins
Wed 31 Jul - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: SWOON  (18+) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  SCA19: LET ME FALL  (18+) 2 hrs 31 mins
Thu 1 Aug - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: THAT TIME OF YEAR  (18+) 1 hr 56 mins
6:10PM  SCA19: THE VIOLIN PLAYER  (18+) 2 hrs 19 mins
8:45PM  SCA19: ANIARA  (18+) 2 hrs 1 min
Fri 2 Aug - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: SONJA - THE WHITE SWAN  (18+) 2 hrs 9 mins
6:00PM  SCA19: THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE  (MA) 2 hrs 14 mins
8:30PM  SCA19: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST  (15+) 2 hrs 42 mins
Sat 3 Aug - Luna On SX    
1:45PM  SCA19: THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE  (MA) 2 hrs 14 mins
4:20PM  SCA19: ONE LAST DEAL  (M) 1 hr 50 mins
6:30PM  SCA19: HAPPY ENDING  (M) 1 hr 55 mins
8:40PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
Sun 4 Aug - Luna On SX    
10:20AM  SCA19: THAT TIME OF YEAR  (18+) 1 hr 56 mins
12:40PM  SCA19: THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE  (MA) 2 hrs 14 mins
3:10PM  SCA19: OUT STEALING HORSES  (18+) 2 hrs 18 mins
5:45PM  SCA19: SWOON  (18+) 1 hr 55 mins
Mon 5 Aug - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: SWOON  (18+) 1 hr 55 mins
6:10PM  SCA19: OUT STEALING HORSES  (18+) 2 hrs 18 mins
8:45PM  SCA19: AURORA  (18+) 2 hrs
Tue 6 Aug - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: A WHITE, WHITE DAY  (18+) 2 hrs 4 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: ONE LAST DEAL  (M) 1 hr 50 mins
8:30PM  SCA19: A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH  (15+) 2 hrs 11 mins
Wed 7 Aug - Luna On SX    
1:30PM  SCA19: THE VIOLIN PLAYER  (18+) 2 hrs 19 mins
6:20PM  SCA19: SONJA - THE WHITE SWAN  (18+) 2 hrs 9 mins
8:45PM  SCA19: X & Y  (18+) 2 hrs 7 mins

SCAN19: Let Me Fall (Lof mér að falla) 136 mins

3110 SCAN19: Let Me Fall Praised at its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, this essential and harrowing look at addiction has been celebrated by critics and audiences for its stellar performances and enthralling direction. 15-year-old Magnea (Elín Sif Halldorsdottir) is a promising student who ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Out Stealing Horses (Ut og stjæle hester) 123 mins

3124 SCAN19: Out Stealing Horses Screening to wide acclaim in competition at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, this loving adaptation of Norwegian novelist Per Petterson’s international bestseller is a powerful evocation of the inner lives of men tormented by their past. Internationally renowned Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: One Last Deal (Tuntematon mestari) 95 mins

3141 SCAN19: One Last Deal Oscar nominee KlausHärö’s (The Fencer, 2015) bittersweet and moving drama follow an ageing art dealer who is presented with one final opportunity to fix his broken life and reconnect with his estranged daughter and grandson. Jussi award-winner Heikki Nousiainen (Letters to Father ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Aurora. Australian premiere (Aurora) 105 mins

3142 SCAN19: Aurora. Australian premiere A wicked and tender rom-com in which commitment-phobic party girl Aurora and Iranian refugee Darian agree to help each other in unconventional but vital ways.Worlds collide amidst unlikely circumstances when the commitment-phobic party girl Aurora (Jussi award-winner Mimosa Willamo) meets Iranian ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Happy Ending 100 mins

3107 SCAN19: Happy Ending Hella Joof, the director of the 2015 Scandi FF smash hit All Inclusive, presents another winning examination on the female condition described by Screen Daily as the “Nordic Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Starring the charismatic Bodil award-winning Danish actors Birthe Neumann and Kurt ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Sonja - The White Swan (Sonja) 114 mins

3127 SCAN19: Sonja - The White Swan Sundance award-winning director Anne Sewitsky reunites with a stunning Ine Marie Wilmann after Homesick (Scand FF 2015) for this engaging portrayal of Norwegian Olympic figure skating champion and a Hollywood movie star Sonja Henie. In the 1930s, Sonja Henie, (a commanding Wilmann), rose to become ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Swoon (Eld & lågor) 100 mins

3128 SCAN19: Swoon Directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein (The Bridge TV series) bring this epic and magical tale of love to life via a stellar cast including Albin Grenholm (Midnight Sun, 2018), Swedish top model Frida Gustavsson and Robert Gustafsson (Four Shades of Brown). Swoon tells of two rival amusement ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) 119 mins

3129 SCAN19: The Purity of Vengeance Boasting the biggest opening ever for a Danish film at the local box office, this is the stylish and chilling final instalment in the Nordic-noir Department Q series, based on the novels by Jussi Adler-Olsen.  In an old seemingly abandoned apartment in Copenhagen, construction workers make a ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire (Mannen som lekte med elden) 99 mins

3130 SCAN19: Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire Since his untimely death at just 50 years of age, Stieg Larsson has become one of the world’s most famous authors. His Millennium Trilogy novels—The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels—have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide and spawned multiple film ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: The Violin Player (Viulisti) 120 mins

3131 SCAN19: The Violin Player Award-winning Finnish playwright Paavo Westerberg made his directorial debut in the Nordic Competition at the Göteborg Film Festival with this glossy character study of a famous violinist and her young student. Matleena Kuusniemi makes a stunning transition from television to the big screen ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: Aniara (Aniara) 106 mins

3109 SCAN19: Aniara Based on an epic and prophetic poem by Swedish Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson, directors Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja's astounding and apocalyptic Aniara is a starkly beautiful piece of cinema wrought with emotion. Aboard a luxury spaceship named Aniara, a colony of materialistic and ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) 109 mins

3106 SCAN19: A White, White Day Screening direct from Cannes, where it was the overwhelming Scandinavian success story of the festival, writer/director Hlynur Pálmason confirms the considerable promise of his multi award-winning debut Winter Brothers with this spellbinding and darkly humorous new drama about a stoic ... More
Luna On SX: Sun 21 Jul

SCAN19: The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) 92 mins

3132 SCAN19: The Keeper of Lost Causes Scripted by Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and based on the international bestselling crime-thriller of the same title, this is slick Danish suspense at its best. When homicide detective Morck (Kaas) and his partner Assad (Fares) begin work on the disappearance case of a female ... More
Screening: Tue 23 Jul
Luna On SX: Tue 23 Jul

SCAN19: That Time of Year (Den tid på året) 101 mins

3135 SCAN19: That Time of Year One of the most cherished holidays of the year can also be the most disastrous, proven by Danish director Paprika Steen as she illuminates some identifiable Christmas Day family catastrophes with hilarious results in That Time of Year. This year, Christmas will be hosted by wife and husband ... More
Screening: Wed 24 Jul - Sun 4 Aug at:
Luna On SX: Wed 24 Jul

SCAN19: Sons of Denmark (Danmarks sønner) 117 mins

3136 SCAN19: Sons of Denmark Nominated for best Nordic film at the 2019 Göteborg Film Festival, rising talent Ulaa Salim’s first feature is both a study and a warning of what might happen when different forms of extremism collide. After a future Denmark is rocked by a terrorist attack, populist politician Martin ... More
Screening: Wed 24 Jul
Luna On SX: Wed 24 Jul

SCAN19: The Girl Who Played With Fire ( Flickan som lekte med elden) 129 mins

3126 SCAN19: The Girl Who Played With Fire In this gritty second instalment, Noomi Rapace reprises her award-winning role as Lisbeth Salander, taking us into the darkest parts of Sweden. Accused of triple murder, Salander is drawn into a tangled web of intrigue that leads back to her murky past. With the lives of two of her closest friends ... More
Screening: Fri 26 Jul
Luna On SX: Fri 26 Jul

SCAN19: The Absent One (Fasandræberne) 115 mins

3137 SCAN19: The Absent One In this second, even more successful adaptation of the Department Q series, Mikkel Norgaard returns to direct this taut story which alternates deftly between past and present. Morck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his colleague, Assad (Fares Fares), run the cold-case division of the Copenhagen police. After ... More
Screening: Tue 30 Jul
Luna On SX: Tue 30 Jul

SCAN19: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes) 147 mins

3139 SCAN19: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The gripping finale of the Millennium Trilogy sees Lisbeth Salander in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. Upon recovery, she’ll be taken to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist she will not only have to prove her innocence, ... More
Screening: Fri 2 Aug
Luna On SX: Fri 2 Aug

SCAN19: A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) 116 mins

3138 SCAN19: A Conspiracy of Faith The third Department Q film sees Cold Case detectives Carl Mørck and Assad reunited for a shocking case in rural Denmark. The investigation begins with the discovery of a literal message in a bottle, which seems to indicate that a young boy was caught in a religious cult. When the detectives ... More
Screening: Tue 6 Aug
Luna On SX: Tue 6 Aug

SCAN19: X&Y (XoY) 112 mins

3140 SCAN19: X&Y Venice Film Festival award-winning artist and filmmaker Anna Odell’s second feature premiered as the opening film of the 2019 Stockholm Film Festival. The stimulating exploration of hidden female/male identities features a stellar cast hailing from Sweden and Denmark. Odell plays a version ... More
Screening: Wed 7 Aug
Luna On SX: Wed 7 Aug