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New Nordic Cinema Long Story Short /Lang historie kort

Wed—5-10-2017
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Image Courtesy of the Danish Film Institute

WED—5-10-2017—7 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
90 min. In Danish with English subtitles.

Long Story Short is the story of Ellen and her friends, all in their late thirties/early forties, and their more or less self-inflicted complicated love life and longing for romantic redemption. The story is a summary of three years of love-related highs and lows for the group of friends told through eight chapters, each of them set at a party:

a New Year’s Eve, a housewarming, a Midsummer’s Eve, a wedding, a surprise party, a naming ceremony, an anniversary and a round birthday. It is an ensemble story about a group of people who struggle with the conception of the perfect relationship and are bound to re-evaluate their take on what true love is. Directed by May El-Toukhy (Denmark, 2015).

About the director

May El-Toukhy studied at the Danish National School of Performing Arts and graduated as a production manager in 2002. She went on to graduate as a director from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009. In 2009 el-Toukhy won the Nordic Talents Pitch Prize for her pitch on the film Cairo.

Long Short Story is El-Toukhy’s feature film debut, in which she has assembled an impressive cast of Trine Dyrholm (The Celebration (1998) and In a Better World (2010), Jens Albinus (The Idiots (1998) and Nymphomaniac (2013) and 2014 Shooting Star Danica Curcic.

New Nordic Cinema

This spring Scandinavia House presents the best of recent Scandinavian cinema from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland in a series of nine films. Each film will be screened twice—Wednesday at 7 PM and Friday at 6:30 PM. Tickets for individual films are $12 ($7 ASF Members) or you can purchase a Series Pass for all nine films for $75 ($45 ASF Members).

Films this season include: Welcome to Norway! (WED—3-1 & FRI—3-3); Returning Home (WED—3-8 & FRI—3-10); Revenge (WED—3-15 & FRI—3-17); The Here After (WED—3-22 & FRI—3-24); A Serious Game (WED—3-29 & FRI—3-31); Rosita (WED—4-12 & FRI—4-14); In Front of Others (WED—4-19 & FRI—4-21); Key House Mirror (WED—5-3 & FRI—5-5); and Long Story Short (WED—5-10 & FRI—5-12).

Special thanks to the Danish Film Institute.

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