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.
Begins February 11, 2015 | Series continues through spring 2015
Wednesdays @ 7 pm & Fridays @ 6:30 pm
$10 ($7 ASF Members)
This spring Scandinavia House brings some of the most influential Nordic films to New York audiences.
February 11 & February 13
Directed by Samuli Valkama (Finland, 2014). Based on Anna-Leena Härkönen’s bestselling novel, No Thank You takes a humorous look at marital malaise, centering on Heli Valkonen (Anu Sinisalo), whose husband Matti (Ville Virtanen) is impervious to her charms, preferring computer games to her company. When she begins an affair with young and attractive Jarno (Kai Vaine), Heli eventually learns what she’s really been missing.
97 min. | In Finnish with English subtitles.
About the director
Samuli Valkama is a Helsinki-based director and screenwriter. Love and Other Troubles/Hulluna Saraan, his first feature film, premiered in 2012. Valkama’s short films have screened and received awards at several festivals, the most notable being the Berlin Today Award for the comedic Alright Love at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005. No Thank Youis Valkama’s second feature-length film.
February 18 & February 20
Directed by Jan Forsström (Finland, 2013). Inspired by actual events, The Princess of Egypt is a dramatic character study of Marja (Emmi Parviainen), a single working mother, who is pushed to the edge of sanity to care for and protect her 7-year-old daughter Julia (Luna Leinonen Botero) from Marja’s persistent ex-boyfriend and Julia’s father (Mazdak Nassir).
90 min. | In Finnish with English subtitles.
About the director
Jan Forsström is a Finnish screenwriter and director and has worked as editor and screenwriter in various fiction and documentary productions. His previous work as a screenwriter includes The Good Son/Hyvä poika (Directed by Zaida Bergroth, 2011), Last Cowboy Standing/Skavabölen pojat (Directed by Zaida Bergroth, 2009; Winner of the Flash Forward Award in Pusan, 2009 and the Finnish Jussi Award for Best Screenplay together with Antti Raivio and Zaida Bergroth) and The Visitor/Muukalainen (Directed by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää, 2008; Winner of the Nordic Film Prize in Gothenburg, 2009).
Forsström has written and directed numerous short films, including Nightmares/Painajaiset (2006) and The Doorman/Vaktmästaren (2010).
The Princess of Egypt marks Forsström’s directorial debut.
Special thanks to the Finnish Film Foundation, Media Luna, and Making Movies Oy.
Additional films to be announced early 2015. Please check this space for more information.
Ongoing, 5 – 10 pm (Last seating @ 9 pm)
$33 per person ($29 ASF Members)
Pairing top-notch Scandinavian cinema with fine Nordic cuisine, Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House continues its popular Dinner & a Movie prix-fixe 2-course dinner menu. Available from 5 to10 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 include one admission to that evening’s film screening.