Across Borders – Film Series
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: $12 ($7 ASF Members)
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Catch our Across Borders film series running until March 1st at Scandinavia House with a film every Wednesday at 7 PM and Friday at 6:30 PM.
STRAWBERRY DAYS /Jordgubbslandet
WED—FEB 13—7 PM & FRI—FEB 15—6:30 PM
93 min. In Polish, Swedish, and English with English subtitles
In this coming-of-age story, 15-year-old Wojtek travels to Sweden
from Poland with his parents to work on a farm picking strawberries.
As he bonds with his fellow migrants, a chance encounter leads to an
unexpected connection and relationship with the farmer’s daughter,
Anneli. But when subtle inequities lead to conflict between the
Swedes and guest workers, Wojtek and Anneli become trapped on
opposite sides. Directed by Wiktor Ericsson (Sweden, 2017)
WED—FEB 20—7 PM & FRI—FEB 22—6:30 PM
87 min. In Danish, English, and Korean with English subtitles.
In this docu-fictional film, two Danish-Korean adoptees return to
their birth country to seek out answers about their parents. As they
embark on personal quests for answers, they also begin seeking out
and learning the stories of fellow adoptees in Seoul, and are hurled into
a disorienting journey that forces them to question their destinies and
identities. Directed by Malene Choi Jensen (Denmark, 2018)
THE CHARMER /Charmøren
WED—FEB 28—7 PM & FRI—MAR 1—6:30 PM
100 min. In Danish with English subtitles.
Handsome Iranian expat Esmail spends his nights in a Copenhagen
wine bar, seducing women. But he’s on a desperate mission: his
visa is about to expire, and he needs to marry for citizenship. When
he encounters a canny Iranian-born Danish woman who knows
immediately what he’s up to, a complicated relationship begins to
evolve. Directed by Milad Alami (Denmark, 2017)