From 29 April to 8 May Indonesia will be the host country for the Europe on Screen festival, an annual event dedicated to showcasing the best and most entertaining new films from Europe. This year, Scandinavian films are strongly represented at the festival with two great Norwegian films on the program, In Order of Disappearance and The Wave.
In Order of Disapperance features many known Scandinavian actors, among others the Swedish Stellan Skarsgard, the Norwegian Jakob Oftebro, Anders Baasmo Christensen, and Kristofer Hivju (known from Game of Thrones). The film is a highly entertaining action-comedy set in the deep mountains of Norway, where the snow-blower Nils starts his own investigation when his son is mistakenly killed. This brings him into the middle of a drug war between the Norwegian and Serbian mafia. With no training and lots of beginner’s luck, Nils faces the challenge. The film will be screened in Jakarta on Sunday 1 May 2016, in Medan on Friday 6 May, and in Jakarta again on 7 May.
The other Norwegian contribution, The Wave, is a high-quality disaster movie set in the scenic Norwegian village Geiranger. Here, the little peaceful village’s entire existence is at stake as an 85 meter high tsunami is fast approaching. With only 10 minutes to escape, the villagers must rush to the mountains before the wave engulfs them all. The Wave also features well-known Norwegian actors such as Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp. It has already gained great success when it was screened in Indonesian and Norwegian cinemas, where more than 46 000 Indonesians saw the film when it was on in CGV Blitz last year. Now the film will be screened in Jakarta on Monday 2 May 2016.
An added bonus on the Europe on Screen program seen with Norwegian eyes is the multi-award winning The Imitiation Game, which is directed by Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, although it is a British film. Morten Tyldum was nominated to the Oscar for best director in 2015 for the Imitation Game.
Denmark, Sweden, and Finland are contributing with films to the Euriope on Screen festical. All screenings at the festival are free!
The festival will take place from 29 April to 8 May in Jakarta, Medan, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Bali.
Sources: www.norwaynews.com, www.europeonscreen.org