Icelandic crime at Day-for-Night Nordic Film festival

Sunday 2 December brings a relatively rare chance to see the Icelandic film adaptation of Arnaldur Indriðason’s novel Mýrin (Jar City) on the big screen.

Sun 2 Dec, 6.45pm – Riverside Studios

JAR CITY I Baltasar Kormakur, Iceland/Germany/Denmark 2006,  91 mins, cert 15

Inspector Erlendur investigates the death of an elderly man. His only clues: a picture of a girl’s grave and a cryptic note. Meanwhile, mystery surrounds a grieving father working on a revolutionary research facility, attempting to make sense of his daughter’s death. Erlendur has to battle with a complex and disturbing case whilst all the time facing his own personal demons in this complex and gripping thriller.

The screening is part of an exciting new Nordic Film festival in London, taking place from 30 November to 5 December 2012 at Riverside Studios, Ciné lumière, and the Prince Charles Cinema. The Nordic Film Festival brings together a broad mix of independent films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, celebrating the best in Nordic filmmaking past and present. Highlights include:

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED – by Oscar®-winning director Susanne Bier. Opening gala + party, 30 Nov @ Ciné lumière

FESTEN – Thomas Vinterberg’s highly acclaimed debut and first film of the avant-garde Dogme95 movement, 1 Dec @ Riverside Studio

BABETTE’S FEAST – special preview of this ‘culinary classic’ ahead of its BFI re-release, 3 Dec @ Ciné lumière

PURE – UK premiere closing gala, starring Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina), 5 Dec @ Riverside Studios + party

Full programme, ticket links and information at: www.day-for-night.org/nordic-film-festival

And see also: facebook.com/NordicFilmFestival | @nordicfilmfest | pinterest.com/nordicfilmfest

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