“A film that couldn’t have come at a better time” (Cineuropa) — on September 29, see the new film A Perfectly Normal Family /En helt almindelig familie (Denmark, 2020; dir. Malou Reymann) in New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House!
Eleven-year-old Emma (Kaya Toft Loholt) has a perfectly normal family until one day she learns that her dad, Thomas, is transgender, and wants to live the rest of his life as a woman. Emma is thrown completely off kilter as Thomas makes a rapid transition into Agnete: a woman in stylish dresses who suddenly has no more interest in football. Who is this new father? Can Emma even call Agnete that? As the transition reshapes their family, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had, while accepting that everything has changed. (97 min. In Danish with English subtitles)
“An engagingly sincere picture of good people trying to negotiate barely charted territory to the best of their abilities”—Variety
“The directness and honesty of the storytelling is really affecting…Loholt is so natural and touching as Emma”—The Guardian
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.