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January 14—4:00 pm6:00 pm

Photo by Henrik Ohsten

Danish epic The Promised Land, recently shortlisted for the 2024 Academy Award for Best International Feature, returns to Scandinavia House on Sunday, January 14!

In 18th-century Denmark, Captain Ludvig Kahlen (Mads Mikkelsen) — a proud, ambitious, but impoverished war hero — sets out to tame a vast, uninhabitable land on which seemingly nothing can grow. He seeks to start farming crops, build a colony in the name of the King, and gain a noble title for himself. This beautiful but forbidding area also happens to be under the rule of the merciless Frederik De Schinkel, a preening nobleman who realizes the threat Kahlen represents to his power. Struggling against the elements and local brigands, Kahlen is joined by a couple who has fled the clutches of the rapacious De Schinkel. As this group of misfits begins to build a small community in this inhospitable place, De Schinkel swears vengeance, and the confrontation between him and Kahlen promises to be as violent and intense as these two men.

An official selection at Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and others, Nikolaj Arcel’s (Oscar®-nominated for A Royal Affair) sweeping film has been hailed as “the kind of ravishing, rousing epic we don’t really get much of anymore” (Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine).

“Mads Mikkelsen smolders magnificently. He brings magnetic stoicism, imposing physicality and soulful introspection to a character who might have been at home in a John Ford saga”—(David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter)

“End-to-end entertaining. A kind of Nordic western with old-fashioned pleasures: romance, villainy, adventure, heroism, a bloody, gripping climax, and loads of gorgeous widescreen vistas along the way”—(Taylor Antrim, Vogue)

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January 14
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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