Nordic Oscar Contenders – This January at Scandinavia House
This January, Scandinavia House will be screening films chosen by Nordic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination in the 2018 Best Foreign Language film, including selections from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as Estonia and Latvia. This year’s picks range from high-speed thrillers to black comedies to supernatural love stories, and include highly acclaimed films such as The Guilty (Denmark, 2018), winner of the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, on January 3; Woman at War (Iceland, 2018), winner of the Nordic Council’s Film Prize, on January 9; Border (Sweden, 2018), winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival, on January 16; and What Will People Say, winner of multiple Amanda Awards and a New York Times Critic’s Pick, on January 18. This series will also include the New York premieres of Euthanizer (Finland, 2018), a best script winner at the Jussi Awards and Tokyo International Film Festival, on January 4; To Be Continued (Latvia, 2018) on January 8; and Take It Or Leave It (Estonia, 2018). The screenings will run from January 3 through January 18, 2019, and will take place in Victor Borge Hall. For more information visit SCANDINAVIAHOUSE.ORG.