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New Nordic Cinema In Front of Others /Fyrir framan annað fólk

Image courtesy of Media Luna

FRI—4-21-2017—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
93 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

Hubert, a shy and introverted graphic designer, is a complete failure when it comes to meeting women. When he falls in love with Hanna, who is recovering from a difficult breakup, he tries to impress her by mimicking his best friend, the perfect womanizer.

It breaks the ice with Hanna, but the impersonations get out of hand, with unforeseen consequences. Directed by Óskar Jónasson (Iceland, 2016).

“Óskar Jónasson (the director of Reykjavik-Rotterdam) has carefully written and created an Icelandic romantic comedy that pulls all the right strings and comes off as a very entertaining Icelandic film.”—Cinema Scandinavia


About the director

Óskar Jónasson is an Icelandic film director and screenwriter. His debut feature Remote Control (1993) was selected for “Un Certain Regard” at Cannes. He later directed the award-winning Reykjavík Rotterdam (2008), which was remade into the US film Contraband (2012).

In 2011, Jonasson co-directed the animation Thor which was widely successful internationally and remains one of the highest budget films made in Iceland to date.

New Nordic Cinema

This spring Scandinavia House presents the best of recent Scandinavian cinema from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland in a series of nine films. Each film will be screened twice—Wednesday at 7 PM and Friday at 6:30 PM. Tickets for individual films are $12 ($7 ASF Members) or you can purchase a Series Pass for all nine films for $75 ($45 ASF Members).

Films this season include: Welcome to Norway! (WED—3-1 & FRI—3-3); Returning Home (WED—3-8 & FRI—3-10); Revenge (WED—3-15 & FRI—3-17); The Here After (WED—3-22 & FRI—3-24); A Serious Game (WED—3-29 & FRI—3-31); Rosita (WED—4-12 & FRI—4-14); In Front of Others (WED—4-19 & FRI—4-21); Key House Mirror (WED—5-3 & FRI—5-5); and Long Story Short (WED—5-10 & FRI—5-12).

Special thanks to the Icelandic Film Centre and Media Luna