A drive-in screening of Ari Aster’s horror film Midsommar starring Florence Pugh will kick off the 6th annual Nordic International Film Festival, the largest Nordic film festival outside Europe.
The screening of the out of competition film on October 15 at Brooklyn Army Terminal in New York is followed a day later by a drive-in presentation of Dan Krauss’s war thriller The Kill Team starring Alexander Skarsgård.
The five-day showcase of Nordic cinema including the Faroe Islands runs October 15-20 and is in partnership with A24 and Rooftop Films.
The virtual line-up is open to audiences around the world and includes world premieres of Jan Vardøen’s drama Oslo: Copenhagen (Norway), Gianluca Iumiento’s drama Novemberoslo (Norway), and Søren Peter Langkjær Bojsen’s sci-fi A Report On The Party And The Guests (Estonia/Denmark).
Trond Kvig Andreassen’s documentary Everything That Could Have Been (Norway) gets its North American premiere, and there are US premieres for Force Of Habit (Finland), a film from seven directors about the lives of women over the course of a day, and Johanna Aust’s family drama Petra And Peter (Sweden).
The competition line-up includes Egil Håskjold Larsen’s meditation on man and nature Where Man Returns (Norway) and Erika Haavisto’s start-up entrepreneur drama Silicon Valley, Baby (Finland), as well as a number of shorts.
Festival founders Linnea Larsdotter and Johan Matton have arranged for 50% of online ticket sales to be donated to organisations supporting Black Lives Matter. The festival will also purchase carbon offsets for all cars attending drive-in events.