Date:  20 June 2014 - 29 June 2014

Norway at Edinburgh International Film Festival

From From "In order of disappearance" by Hans Petter Moland

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will show three Norwegian films this year - Letter to the King (Brev til kongen), In order of disappearance (Kraftidioten) and Ballet Boys.

Brev til Kongen - Letter to the King
by Hisham Zaman

Five people take a day trip from a refugee camp to Oslo, and their various stories unfold. Following his stunning debut feature, Before Snowfall (EIFF 2013), director Hisham Zaman returns with this beautifully structured, highly emotional and deeply memorable ensemble piece. Winning him the prestigious Best Nordic Film award at the Gothenburg Film Festival for the second time in a row, Letter to the King is further evidence that Zaman is emerging as an important new voice in world cinema.

Screenings:  21 June and 27 June at 18.30.

Kraftidioten - In order of disappearance
by Hans Petter Moland

Revenge is a dish best served very, very cold indeed...
When placid, hard-working snowplough driver Nils Dickman’s only son is found dead from an apparent drug overdose, he decides to take revenge against those responsible...a ruthless drug gang. He’s outnumbered for sure, but Nils knows the terrain... A hugely enjoyable, gruesome, ingenious, brilliantly-cast, pitch-black comedy set against the hugely cinematic white landscape of a rural Norwegian winter. Like Death Wish set in Fargo, but funnier...and bloodier! [15]

Screenings: 20 June and 27 June at 20.40.

Ballet Boys
by Kenneth Elvebakk

Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir love to dance, but have they got what it takes to be the best?
This warm-hearted, inspiring film introduces us to three very different young friends who are all passionate about ballet. As the boys near the end of high school, they must decide whether they have the commitment and skill to make a career in dance. In a field dominated by girls, the boys have forged a strong friendship, brilliantly captured here, which will be challenged by the choices they make at this vital stage in their lives. [12A]

Screenings:  27 June at 20.50 and 29 June at 13.45.

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