The Scandinavian Films to watch at Sydney Film Festival 2020

The Scandinavian Films to watch at Sydney Film Festival 2020

Huge News! The Sydney Film Festival 2020 program has officially been released, and with the uncertainty of current times, the entire program is online, meaning that audiences around the world can grab some popcorn, get comfy and tune into some of the best movies produced over the last year.

From June 10-21, the festival will offer 12 days access to see the full SFF program of full premiers. There will be 33 films which will include:

  • 10 Finalists: Documentary Australia Award for Best Australian Documentary
  • 10 Europe! Voices of Women in Film – Features and Documentaries
  • 10 Finalists: Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films
  • 3 Screenability Short Films

Many of these films tackle crucial contemporary issues, coming from established and upcoming documentarians and directors. Here are our must-see Scandinavian films showing during the Sydney Film Festival 2020.

Charter (Sweden)

In her daring and impressive follow-up to SFF 2017 favourite Sami Blood, Amanda Kernell follows a desperate mother’s abduction of her two estranged children. Director Amanda Kernell was born in Umeå, Sweden, and has made several award-winning short films. Her debut feature, Sami Blood (SFF 2017), won several international prizes following its Venice premiere.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE

 

Descent (Netherlands)

Thrilling, punishing, and beyond treacherous; freediving in freezing water is not for the faint of heart, but for Kiki Bosch, it was a life saver. Director Nays Baghai is a Sydney-based independent filmmaker. A graduate of AFTRS, his shorts have screened at numerous international festivals, and he has produced several videos for high profile businesses.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE

Force of Habit (Finland, Sweden)

Seven Finnish women directors question gender stereotypes and the way women’s lives are conditioned in a post-#MeToo era in this clever, provocative fictional anthology.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE

 

A Perfectly Normal Family (Denmark)

Winner of the VPRO Big Screen Award at Rotterdam, this touching drama – inspired by the director’s own experiences – looks at the complex relationship between a young girl and her transgender parent. Director Malou Reymann started acting in her early teens and has directed a number of short films. A Perfectly Normal Family is her first feature film and is inspired by her own life.

When to catch it?
HD Rental available between June 10-21

More information HERE


Alistair Grech

Alistair is studying a Bachelor of Communications with a major in Digital and Social Media studies at the University of Technology Sydney. He is passionate about travelling the world and has a rich curiosity when it comes to experiencing new and different cultures. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: editor@culturalpulse.com.au