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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 28, 2012
The 14th Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. (SFFLA) sets sail with its annual immersion into the world of Nordic film Jan 12, 13, 19, 20 at the Writers Guild Theater 135 S. Doheny in Beverly HIlls with a program of films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden which will extend across the waters to Baltic neighbors, with offerings from Latvia and Lithuania, along with a Norwegian-German co-production. Films include Oscar submissions (with Denmark, Iceland, and Norways entries already short-listed for Academy Best Foreign Language Film nomination), additional current feature films, several North American premieres, documentaries and shorts-- including two short listed shorts. (download schedule)
Northern European countries have often taken to the seas with a cargo of culture, commerce, and collaboration, says festival founder/director James Koenig. And we have an exciting program that follows old routes to new worlds and around the Baltic neighborhood where cultural cross-currents have been a reality since even before Hanseatic happenings!
The opening night gala on January 12 is flanked by veteran Swedish director Jan Troells THE LAST SENTENCE, and KON-TIKI from Norways new shinning stars Joachim Rønning and Espen who have already nabbed a Golden Globe nomination and are short-listed for Oscar nomination. The day also offers short-listed Icelandic Oscar submission THE DEEP from Baltasar Komákur, who is busy working on post production for two American films and will soon be as high up as possible filming Everest on Mount Everest. The day includes two short-listed shorts--from Denmark 9 METERS (Anders Walter), and from Sweden KIRUNA-KIGALI (Goran Kapetanovic).