On March 2 in celebration of the global release of Against the Ice (Peter Flinth; Iceland/Denmark, 2022), see an exclusive screening of the Netflix film with a talk by leading actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”; Oblivion) at Scandinavia House!
In 1909, Denmark’s Arctic Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was attempting to disprove the United States’ claim to Northeast Greenland. This claim was based on the assumption that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land. Leaving his crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen embarks on a journey across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole). The two men succeed in finding the proof that Greenland is one island, but returning to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected. Battling extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned. Hoping to be rescued, they now must fight to stay alive. As the days grow longer, their mental hold on reality starts to fade, breeding mistrust and paranoia, a dangerous cocktail in their fight for survival. Based on the true story recounted in Two Against the Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen, Against the Ice is a true story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship (102 min. In English).
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.
Against the Ice makes its global release on Netflix on March 2, 2022.