New Nordic Cinema: Disco
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: $13
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“Strange, surprising and increasingly unnerving” (THR) — see the new film Disco (Norway, 2019; dir. Jorunn Myklebust Syversen) in New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House!
Nineteen-year-old Mirjam (Josefine Frida Pettersen) is the step-daughter of a charismatic pastor of an evangelical movement called The Freedom. As a world champion in disco freestyle dancing as well as the leader of the youth group in the congregation, Mirjam is the pride of the church — until a collapse onstage makes her begin to question her faith. Her family’s solution is for her to become a better believer; though Mirjam tries, her body continues to fail her. Frustrated by the feeling of not being seen, Mirjam finds herself drawn to a stricter, more conservative congregation; but will her faith provide her with the answers she needs? (94 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles)
“As beautiful and heartbreaking as watching a dancer pirouette into an abyss”—Film Threat
Film screenings will take place as a 3 PM matinee and 7 PM evening showing. Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above; film screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall. All attendees are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival in compliance with New York State government.