Scandinavian Cinema

Scandinavian Cinema

Filmatique’s Scandinavian Cinema series presents films from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.

Screening works by cinema titans Lars von Trier and Roy Andersson alongside others, this collection offers a diverse panorama of life in Europe’s northernmost reaches.

Scandinavian Cinema
  • Armadillo

    Mads and Daniel are Danish soldiers, stationed amidst NATO forces at Camp Armadillo in Afghanistan’s Hemland Province. With Taliban fighters a stone’s throw away, these young men live a rarified existence–sharing moments of camaraderie with their platoon within the relative safety of the militar...

  • The Five Obstructions


    Lars von Trier • 2003 • Denmark-Switzerland-Belgium-France • Lars von Trier challenges his mentor.

    Documents the re-making of Jørgen Leth's classic short film The Perfect Human through a maddening maze of obstacles imposed by his former student Lars von Trier.

    In 1967, prominent ...

  • The Unknown Soldier


    Aku Louhimies • Finland • 2017 • An infantry unit’s tour of duty lasts more than three years.

    Summer, 1941. An infantry unit has been deployed to the staging area as Finland prepares to invade the Soviet Union. Rokka, Kariluoto, Koskela, Hietanen, and their brothers-in-arms will f...

  • Tom of Finland


    Dome Karukoski • Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany • 2017 • A story of love, courage, perseverance.

    Postwar Helsinki. Touko Laaksonen, an ex-soldier, has returned to the Finnish capital. Homosexuality is forbidden in the strict political atmosphere of the 1950s—gay men must condu...

  • What Will People Say


    Iram Haq • 2017 • Norway • Nisha is sent to live in a small village 200 miles from Islamabad.

    Sixteen year-old Nisha lives in Oslo. At home, she adheres to the conservative values of her Pakistani family; with her friends, Nisha is an average Norwegian teenager. When Nisha's fat...

  • You, the Living


    Roy Andersson • Sweden • 2007

    Dreams can be terrifying. But so is reality. A psychiatrist prescribes pills to his patients, unconvinced that happiness is even possible. A middle-aged woman is down in the dumps, but refuses her boyfriend’s comfort. A pickpocket robs a fancy diner b...