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21 tapaa pilata avioliitto/ 21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage (FI, in FI), 89 mins
Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Starring: Armi Toivanen, Essi Hellén, Aku Hirviniemi
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Writers: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Synopsis: If there are 21 ways to ruin a marriage, there must be 21 ways to fall in love.
Fasandræberne / The Absent One (DK / SE, in DK with FR), 119 mins
Director: Mikkel Nørgaard (The Keeper of Lost Causes)
Starring: Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Pilou Asbæk
Genre: Crime Thriller
Writers: Jussi Adler-Olsen (novel), Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg
Synopsis: The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point. The highest-grossing Danish film ever at the Danish box office.
En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron / A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence(SE / DE / NO / FR, in SE with EN), 101 mins
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Viktor Gyllenberg
Genre: Comedy Drama
Writers: Roy Andersson
Synopsis: A story centred on a pair of traveling salesmen who peddle novelty items, with the director managing to mix comedy, pathos and despair. A contemporary take on the sense of isolation and open to myriad of interpretations.
Ófeigur gengur aftur / Spooks and Spirits (IS / DK, in IS), 92 mins
Director: Ágúst Guðmundsson
Starring: Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Genre: Family Comedy
Writers: Ágúst Guðmundsson (screenplay)
Synopsis: When Anna and her boyfriend decide to sell the house she has recently inherited from her late father, his ghost appears to ensure his house won't be sold! Prospective buyers are chased away by strange events, which confirm that the ghost is no different from what he was in life: a charming, but egoistic, alcoholic womaniser.
Vonarstræti / Life in a Fishbowl (IS, in IS), 129 mins
Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson
Starring: Hera Hilmar, Thor Kristjansson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Writers: Birgir Örn Steinarsson, Baldvin Zophoníasson
Synopsis: A multiple award-winning film involving three tales of three people who have a lasting effect on one another: a drunk writer, a hooker with a heart of gold and an honest banker.
Kraftidioten / In Order of Disappearance (NO, in NO with SE, DK, EN), 116 mins
Director: Hans Peter Moland
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Kristofer Hivju, Bruno Ganz
Genre: Black Comedy
Writers: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Synopsis: Nils, citizen of the year, ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action to avenge his death, which in turn ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.