The second edition of Rome's Nordic Film Fest takes place at the Casa del Cinema from 11 to 14 April.
The festival is designed to promote the film industry and culture of the Nordic countries, and includes Italian premieres, documentaries and short films from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and, for the first time, Iceland.
The event is organised with the film institutes of the participating countries and in addition to screenings it will include encounters with actors and directors from the Nordic nations. The full programme is available on its website.
Among the guests are Finland's Mika Kaurismäki who will introduce his latest film "Road North" on the opening night of the festival. He will also be present for the Greta Garbo tribute at which he will present his latest project "The Girl King" with the star of the film, Swedish actress Malin Buska.
Swedish director Marcus Lindeen will attend the screening of his award-winning docu-film "Regretters"; and the Swedish producer Madeleine Ekman introduces "Happy End" starring Malin Buska.
Norwegian director Petter Næss presents his anti-war film "Into the White", and Jan Erik Holst from Norway's Film Institute introduces "Headhunters" and "Trollhunter".
Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Friðriksson presents his film "Mamma Go'Go", while Danish movie "Love Is All You Need" by Susanne Bier will also receive its Italian premiere.
Special events include a docu-film about Olaf Palme, the Swedish prime minister assassinated in Stockholm in 1986. The film's director Kristina Lindström and the Italian journalist and writer Aldo Garzia will speak at the event with former mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni who met Palme in the 1980s.
The films will all be screened in original language with Italian subtitles and entry is free. As seating is on a first-come basis it is advisable to get there early.
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Rome's Nordic Film Fest
Casa del Cinema, Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, tel. 06423601.
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