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One Last Deal New Nordic Cinema

Wed—10-6-2021
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Photo by Cata Portin

WED—October 6—3 & 7 PM
$13 ($8 ASF Members)
Series pass (10 films) $100 ($50 ASF Members)

On October 6, see the hit new Finnish art mystery and redemption thriller One Last Deal /Tuntematon mestari (Finland, 2019; dir. Klaus Härö) in New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House!

Elderly art dealer Olavi (Heikki Nousiainenis) has always put business and art before everything – even his family – and on the brink of retirement, cannot imagine life without work. When an old painting at auction catches his attention, Olavi suspects that it’s worth much more than starting price, and decides to make one last deal in order to earn some proper pension money. With his teenage grandson Otto — the son of his long-estranged daughter Lea — he begins an investigation into the history of the painting,  securing it at a much lower price than its true value. But when the auction house realizes the error, he must face both them and his own past mistakes to leave the art scene as a winner. (95 min. In Finnish and Swedish with English subtitles)

“An enthralling and warm-hearted tale of families, loss and the most bitter-sweet of redemptions”—Stuff.co.nz

Film screenings will take place as a 3 PM matinee and 7 PM evening showing. 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.

About the Director

Anne Sewitsky (b. 1978) studied directing at the Norwegian Film School, graduating in 2006 with the short Hjertekutt as her diploma film. Her first film after graduating, the short Oh, My God! was given special mention by the children’s jury, and awarded the Special Prize of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerkin in the Generation Kplus programme of the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. Her feature film debut came in 2010 with the comedy Sykt Lykkelig (Happy, happy), which was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. 

Her second feature film followed shortly: The children’s drama Jørgen + Anne = Sant (Totally True Love) premiered at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, opening the Generation Kplus programme that year, with a great reception. The film was also a winner with Norwegian critics and audiences alike. Sewitsky has also worked in television, directing four episodes of the popular dramaseries Himmelblå for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company NRK in 2008, as well as four episodes of Koselig med peis, an 8-episode dramaseries produced by Tordenfilm AS, and aired by NRK in early 2011.

 
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