Only ASF Members may reserve film tickets by calling 212.847.9746 or by emailing email@example.com.
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.
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.
July 30 & August 1
Directed 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.
August 6 & 8
Directed 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.
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.