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The Burning Sea

February 16, 2022—7:00 pm8:00 pm

On February 16, see a new disaster epic from the team behind the hit films The Quake and The WaveThe Burning Sea (dir. John Andreas Andersen; Norway, 2022), screening exclusively at Scandinavia House ahead of its VOD premiere on February 25!

In 1969, the Norwegian government announces their discovery of one of the world’s largest oil fields in the neighboring North Sea, launching a prosperous period of offshore drilling. Fifty years later, the environmental consequences begin to manifest – a crack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. When a team of researchers, including submarine operator Sofia, rush in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage, what they discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe. As rigs are evacuated, Sofia’s loving companion Stian becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and setting Sofia on a dangerous dive to rescue him. (104 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles)

Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above; film screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall.

All attendees are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival in compliance with New York State government; read more here. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.


John Andreas Andersen (1971) is a Norwegian director and cinematographer. Films he has directed include THE BURNING SEA (2022) and THE QUAKE (2018). He has also worked behind the camera on well-known movies such as HEADHUNTERS (2011), KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND (2010), UNO (2004), BUDDY (2003).


February 16, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm