Two Norwegian films at the BFI London Film Festival

 Date:19/10/2008 - 25/10/2008
 Location:England, London

Don’t miss the two Norwegian films ‘Cold Lunch’ (Lønsj) and ‘SOS –Summer of Suspense’ (SOS- Svartskjær) taking part at The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival in October.

'SOS- Summer of Suspense' and 'Cold Lunch' are two of the most popular Norwegian movies from 2008. In October, they will be screened in London during the Times BFI 52nd Film Festival.

SOS – Summer of Suspense ('SOS – Svartskjær')
Noora and her family live on a small island that is home to wildlife and extensive natural beauty. They make their living by letting out cottages on the island to tourists. Noora becomes attached to a seal pup and fears for its safety from a couple staying on the island who are keen hunters. This turns out to be the least of her worries when she discovers a package full of white powder and subsequently becomes aware of the suspicious behaviour of some of the island’s guests. With a storm fast approaching, a power cut on the island and her parents away, Noora finds herself in the middle of a chain of events that require her to display extraordinary courage if she is to survive them. SOS – Summer of Suspense is a thrilling adventure with fine performances from its young cast and lends itself well to the Nordic sensibility of not shying away from difficult everyday truths within a strong narrative framework.

Dir-Scr Arne Lindtner Næss | with Amina Hegevold Sanca, Øyvind
Haugland Vaktskjold, Ragnhild M. Gudbrandsen | Norway 2008 |
Sun 19 Oct 12:00
BFI Southbank, screen NFT2

Amina Hegevold Sanca plays Noora in SOS – Summer of Suspense.

Cold Lunch ('Lønsj')
A fresh and engaging drama about a diverse group of people living in the same Oslo neighbourhood. Down on his luck Christer is doing his laundry in the next door flatblock when he suddenly remembers he’s left his rent money in his shirt pocket. When he can’t make the washing machine stop he disconnects the main fuse. This seemingly small electrical intervention sets off a chain of events in the lives of his friends and neighbours. A young woman, Leni, finds herself alone the first time in her life; new mother, Heidi, in a hurry to get her chores done begins to wonder just how much she’s prepared endure to at the hands of her brutal husband; middle-aged Turid knows she should try to settle down, but just can’t resist those young men who keep falling in and out of her bed; and the caretaker Kildahl is led to question whether being relentlessly jolly is the best way to deal with his marital problems. At turns both funny and frank, first time feature-director Eva Sørhaug creates a compelling and sympathetic portrait of fractured personal and social relations. Cold Lunch is nominated for the FIPRESCI Critics Award.

Dir Eva Sørhaug | Scr Per Schreiner | with Aksel Hennie, Ane Dahl
Torp, Pia Tjelta, Bjørn Floberg | Norway 2008 | 90min
Fri 24 Oct 18:30
BFI Southbank, screen NFT3
Sat 25 Oct 16:30
Ritzy Cinema

Tickets for both films available online, please click here.

Cold Lunch features Aksel Hennie in the role of 'Christer', a young boy who doesn't seem to succeed in anything in life.

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Ane Dahl Torp is one of the main characters in 'Cold Lunch'.

Pia Tjelta plays the role of the successful, beautiful girl Heidi in 'Cold Lunch'.

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