The 3rd annual Nordic Film Festival in Luxembourg will take place from 3-7 June 2016
Nordic Film Festival 2016 Presents:
Sommeren 92 / The summer of '92 (DA / UK, in DA), 93 mins
Director: Kasper Barfoed
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Cyron Melville
Genre: Sports drama
Writers : Anders Frithiof August, Kasper Barfoed
Synopsis: The 1992 Danish football team competes for the European Championship in 1992 which was held in Sweden. Denmark qualified only after Yugoslavia was disqualified as a result of the breakup and warfare in the country.
Hrútar / Rams (IS / DK / NO / PO, in IS), 93 mins
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Starring: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving
Writers : Grímur Hákonarson
Synopsis: In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them - their sheep which come from ancestral stock. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain a lethal outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily…
Bölgen / The Wave (NO, in NO), 105 mins
Director: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro
Writers : John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg
Synopsis: Even though awaited, no-one is really ready when the mountain pass of Åkneset above the scenic narrow Norwegian fjord Geiranger falls out and creates an 85 metre-high violent tsunami. A geologist gets caught in the middle of it and a race against time begins.
En man som heter Ove / A Man Called Ove (SE, in SE), 116 mins
Director: Hannes Holm
Starring: Rolf Lassgård, Zozan Akgün, Tobias Almborg
Genre: Comedy Drama
Writers : JFredrik Backman (novel), Hannes Holm (screenplay)
Synopsis: 59 year old Ove is the block’s grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not care about being deposed and therefore keeps watch over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove’s mailbox it turns out to be the start of an unexpected friendship.
Miekkailija / The Fencer (FI / ES / RU, in FI / ES / RU), 93 mins
Director: Klaus Härö
Starring: Lembit Ulfsak, Märt Avandi, Kirill Käro
Genre: Sports Drama
Writers : Anna Heinämaa
Synopsis: Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing. The past however catches up with him and he has to choose between letting his students down or putting his life in danger. Partially based on the real life story of an Estonian fencer Endel Nelis (1925-1993).