Nordic Noir Double Bill
Thu 01 Jan 1970
£6.50 (£5.50), or both for £9*
Its is no secret that Nordic crime thrillers have made an impact on our screens. Featuring two new players in the rich Nordic Noir collection and introduced by Dr Felicity Gee from the University of Exeter.
Dr Felicity Gee is a Lecturer in English and Film. She has published on Luis Buñuel, Hiroshi Teshigahara and affect and photodynamism in Japanese underground film (forthcoming 2014). She is currently preparing a monograph on the critical inception of magic realism in the modenist avant-garde and its practical application in film.
She has taught at both undergraduate and post-graduate level in Japan and the U.K., and currently teaches on film theory, critical theory, film history, American cinema, and East Asian cinema. Her future research is planned to centre around the ‘blur’ and its cinematic affect.
Sweden, 2014, 92 mins. Dir Tarik Saleh
A week before Christmas, Estelle lands at Arlanda Airport. A year earlier, she had left Stockholm on the run with her husband Tommy and their daughter, after Tommy had taken part in one of the biggest robberies ever in the history of Swedish crime. Estelle seeks out Tommys former cronies and claims that Tommy is on his way home. And he wants his share of the take. Word spreads like wildfire through Stockholms underworld. If Tommy returns, the city will explode. And if he doesnt… something even worse might happen.
Denmark/Sweden, 2013, 100 mins. Dir Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
45-year-old priest Helen is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old couple, has attempted suicide while rambling about God. Having been part of an experiment attempting to humanize inmates by assigning them pets, the young man has suddenly gone ballistic. Fearing that he will attempt suicide again priest and scientist must now confront their mutual animosities while trying to grasp the truth. In a race against time the two women begin a shocking journey deeper and deeper into the sick mind of a young mans soul. What they are about to realize will change them forever.