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Only ASF Members may reserve film tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing film_reservation@amscan.org.
All films are subtitled in English. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the film.

Film screenings are held in Victor Borge Hall, named in honor of the legendary Danish entertainer and in recognition of his generosity to Scandinavia House.

Film Series

Nordic Noir: Crimes of Passion

June 25 through August 8, 2014
No screenings the week of July 4, 2014
Wednesdays @ 7 pm & Fridays @ 6:30 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members), Series pass: $50 ($35 ASF Members)

Filled with secrets, sex, betrayal, intrigue – and murder – Crimes of Passion is a whodunit based on Swedish author Maria Lang’s novels. Follow amateur sleuths Puck Ekstedt (Tuva Novotny) and Einar Bure (Linus Wahlgren), and police superintendent Christer Wijk (Ola Rapace), in their quest to shine light on the murderous intent lurking beneath the seemingly idyllic surface.
Each episode is 90 min. and in Swedish with English subtitles.

Episode 4: Roses, Kisses, and Death/Rosor, kyssar och döden

July 23 & 25

Episode 4: Roses, Kisses, and Death/Rosor, kyssar och dödenDirected by Daniel Di Grado (Sweden, 2013). Christer is engaged to the beautiful Gabriella (Lisa Henni) who lives at Rödhyttan, a country estate surrounded by colorful, heavily fragrant roses.

An evidently jealous Puck and her Einar travel to Rödhyttan after receiving an invitation to the couple’s engagement party. But the summer heat and the rose-scented arcadia soon turn into a stifling backdrop for murder when Puck finds Gabriella’s grandfather poisoned in his bed. To what extent is Gabriella involved in the intrigue and how much of a coincidence it is that her grandfather is killed when Christer is in the house?

Episode 5: Dangerous Dreams/Farliga drömmar

July 30 & August 1

Episode 5: Dangerous Dreams/Farliga drömmarDirected by Molly Hartleb (Sweden, 2013). Puck manages to get a job as stenographer for Andreas Hallman (Claes Ljungmark) – the eccentric Nobel Literary Prize-winner.

Hallman is charming and genial, but also a neurotic tyrant who forces his wife, his three adult children, and a daughter-in-law to live in seclusion together, isolated from the rest of the world. The home’s threatening atmosphere proves fatal – one night after the birthday dinner of Hallman’s daughter-in-law, his oldest and most-beloved son dies. It is unclear whether or not the son, who was frail and sickly, died of natural causes.

Not long after, Hallman himself dies, and now there is no doubt that it was murder. The pieces of the puzzle fall into place for Christer to solve the crime at the last minute, as he manages to save the life of an already unconscious Puck.

Episode 6: Tragedy in a Country Churchyard/Tragedi på en lantkyrkogård

August 6 & 8

Episode 6: Tragedy in a Country Churchyard/Tragedi på en lantkyrkogårdDirected by Christian Eklöw & Christopher Panov (Sweden, 2013). It is Christmas Eve and in the vicarage a sumptuous Christmas feast awaits the vicar and his guests Puck and Einar Bure and Professor Ekstedt.

The dinner is interrupted by a knock on the door – the blond and beautiful Barbara Sandell (Katia Winter) announces that her husband is missing. When he is later found murdered in his own store the vicarage and the village are suddenly overwhelmed with police, photographers, and forensic experts under Christer Wijk’s command. Gossip tears at old wounds while the mystery surrounding the crimes thickens. This is turning into a Christmas that the peaceful village will never forget…

Special thanks to SF International and MHz Network.

food Smörgås Chef’s Dinner & a Movie

Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (Last seating @ 9 pm)
$31 per person ($27 ASF Members)

Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema and music with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Movie prix-fixe 2-course dinner menu. Available from 5 to 10 pm (the last seating is at 9 pm), this ongoing offer features a selection of favorite dishes including herb-roasted chicken, cured gravlaks and Swedish meatballs, and includes one admission to that evening’s film screening.

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