Category: Film Reviews

[Film review] In the Heights

[Film review] In the Heights

Washington Heights, a northerly Manhattan suburb, abutting Sugar Hill to the south and Little Dominican Republic to the north, largely ...
The Exception [Undtagelsen] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

The Exception [Undtagelsen] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Four colleagues working in a small research centre in Copenhagen concentrate on exposing acts of genocide and their perpetrators.  Iben ...
Grandma Hófí [Amma Hófí] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Grandma Hófí [Amma Hófí] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Hófí (Edda Björgvinsdóttir) is disappointed in her retirement home. It imposes mandatory events for which residents must pay, and makes ...
Tove — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Tove — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

It’s 1945, toward the end of World War II. Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti) has grown up in a successful, artistic ...
A Piece of My Heart [En del av mitt hjärta] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

A Piece of My Heart [En del av mitt hjärta] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Teenager Isabella (Bengtsson Lovisa) is as crazy about the town hunk, Simon (Egon Ebbersten), as is every other teenage girl ...
Persona Non Grata [Hvor kragerne vender] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Persona Non Grata [Hvor kragerne vender] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Laura (Rosalinde Mynster) is a successful author whose recent book details her unhappy childhood in rural Sweden. Just as the ...
The County [Héraðið] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

The County [Héraðið] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

It’s cold. It’s winter. It’s Iceland. Inga (Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir) and her husband Reynir (Hinrik Ólafsson) work hard every day ...
Beware of Children [Barn] —Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Beware of Children [Barn] —Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Jamie, a close friend of Lykke (Ella Overbye), suffers a serious injury on the sports oval incurred while Lykke is ...
Call Mum! [Ring Mamma!] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Call Mum! [Ring Mamma!] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Niki (Sanna Sundqvist) has a complicated and essentially unhappy relationship with her mother, Sofia (Nina Gunke). Each in her own ...
Any Day Now [Ensilumi] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

Any Day Now [Ensilumi] — Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

A sympathetic look at the life of refugees awaiting an asylum decision in relatively comfortable refugee accommodations in Finland, Any ...