FRI—April 30 through THU—May 6
Film tickets $13 ($8 ASF Members)
**ASF Members will receive their discount by logging in to Elevent using the email address associated with their member account.**
New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House returns in a virtual format! Celebrate contemporary Nordic filmmaking with us from home by catching some of the best new films in weekend sessions of contemporary feature films and documentaries. The ninth session of the series from April 30 – May 6 features the film Diana’s Wedding (Norway, 2020; dir. Charlotte Blom).
On July 29, 1981, Lady Diana Spencer is marrying Prince Charles in the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. And on that same day, another celebration is taking place in the canteen of a Norwegian small-town factory: the wedding party of Liv and Terje, attended by their newborn daughter Diana. While less glamorous than those of the royal counterpart, the wedding and its following years are indisputably more fun — for all but the young Diana, who sees it as a rollercoaster filled with chaos, inflicted by the worst parents in the world. And on the eve of her own wedding 30 years later, they still seem miles away from a decent job, constantly fighting yet somehow still in love. But does Diana understand what relationships — and love itself — are really all about? (90 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles.)
“An absolutely gorgeous, bittersweet tribute to love”—Yuan & Andreas Rothbauer (co-managing directors, Picture Tree International)
Festival films will be available to ticket holders all over the U.S. Each session is limited to 250 tickets in an effort to preserve the intimate and communal experience. The sessions will take place over seven days (Friday — Thursday), with all films available for viewing on a virtual cinema screening platform throughout this period. To download viewing instructions and an FAQ, please click here.
About the Director
Charlotte Blom (b. 1972) studied photography at The Oslo Academy of Photographic Art and Edinburgh College of Art, following which she worked as a freelance photographer. Charlotte directed her first short film Sunday in Schweigaardsgate in 2004, which won the National Film Award (Amanda).
From there Charlotte went on to write and direct various short films as well as TV series’ episodes and commercials. Her debut feature Staying Alive (2015) premiered in competition at the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival, followed by numerous Film Festivals worldwide. Diana’s Wedding is Charlotte’s second theatrical feature film as a director.