The Nordic Film Festival 2017

Norwegian Ambassador, Kjetil Paulsen. Photo credits: Pongphol Pannapath

The inaugural Nordic Film Festival 2017 will take place in Bangkok from 28. September to 1. October 2017 and aims to highlight the success of Nordic films, celebrate Nordic culture and raise awareness around common priorities such as sustainability and gender equality. The film festival features eight critically-acclaimed movies from different genres that depicts the arts, culture and the way of life in the Nordic countries.

NB. "A Second Chance" and "A Holy Mess" will be screened at 16.00hrs not 15.00hrs as intitally stated in the brochure. We apologize for the inconvenience.

H.E. Mr. Kjetil Paulsen, Norwegian Ambassador said; “The eight films from the four countries have been selected to show the diversity of the Nordic countries in terms of culture and society with strong characters and storylines. Many genres will be represented throughout the festival. The content of each film will focus on nature, love, gender issues and dramatic elements which represents each country. For Norway, we selected films that are related to nature and the love of nature which is an important part of the Norwegian identity. But it is easy to get lost, both in nature and in love. The two Norwegian films we are screening are about that – how to find your way out of loneliness and despair, in the setting of the variety of our majestic natural environment. We hope guests to the Festival will enjoy them greatly.”

Program 28. September – 1. October

The movies are free for visitors to view, and will be offered with English subtitles. Tickets are made available on a first-come-first-served basis. Location: Quartier CineArt, 4th floor at the EmQuartier. Below you will find the time schedule for the screening of the movies.

 About the Norwegian movies

Norway has selected the two movies: Victoria and Operation Arctic.

Victoria is based on a novel from 1898, written by the famous Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun. It has everything that a cinema audience could wish for: young love, class struggles, success against all odds, glorious settings, and in the end, - heart-breaking tragedy.

Length: 105 min

Classification: Suitable from age 12.

Operation Arctic is a large scale adventure story for the whole family. Set in the wild arctic ocean near Svalbard where the winter storms are building and the sun is about to disappear. 13-year-old Julia and her twin siblings, 8-year-old Ida and Since, have ended up on the deserted Half Moon island by a tragic mistake. No one knows where they are. They have to conquer fear and dangerous situations: wild animals, raging weather, lack of food, and lack of communication with the mainland.

Length: 87 min

Classification: Suitable from age 7.

About The Nordic Film Festival 2017

The Nordic Film Festival 2017 is organized by the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and supported by Aibel (Thailand) Ltd., ECCO, Jotun Thailand Co., Ltd., Volvo Car (Thailand) Limited, Royal Copenhagen (Thailand) Ltd., AAVA Resort & Spa, Nadan Beach Khanom, Thailand and DIAKRIT International Ltd.

Cooperation around film strengthens relations between all Nordic countries which include Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, including their associated territories of Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands.

Nordic Film Festival Brochure