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The Norwegian Film Invasion Of New York

Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 29th, 2011

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is getting ready for a Norwegian invasion of New York this week. THE FAR SIDE OF PARADISE: New Films From Norway includes a mix of comedies, thrillers, experimental films, cinema classics, and rousing crowd-pleasers that runs through May 4 at the Walter Reade Theater. Kicking things off on Wednesday evening, director Marius Holst and actor Stellan Skarsgård presented the US Premiere of KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND, about a notorious uprising at a boys’ reform school in 1915. The film has just been acquired by speciality distributor Film Movement for a release later this year. Other highlights of the program include: the international premiere of NOKAS, a tense retelling of a 2004 bank robbery; LIMBO, a journey to the dark sides of  the island of Trinidad; HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, an all-star dark comedy set in a small town during the Christmas season; THE ANGEL, Norway’s Oscar contender this past year; and several films by Edith Carlmar, Norway’s first female director, including THE WAYWARD GIRL (1959), starring the luminous Liv Ullman in her screen debut. For more information, visit: www.filmlinc.com

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