The Far Side of Paradise: New Films from Norway

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Norwegian films are continuing to find strong international audiences, as a new generation offers its own, often particular takes on life in one of the world's most prosperous and liberal societies. We present an impressive selection of new works from Norway, as well as tribute to the late Edith Carlmar, a remarkable director who delighted audiences and critics alike when she visited the Walter Reade Theater in 1999.

Presented with the support of the Norwegian Film Institute and the Consulate General of Norway in New York.

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Past Films

The Angel

Margreth Olin | 2009 | 97 mins

Winner of the national people’s choice film award, Olin’s deeply felt drama follows a woman trying to get her life on track after years of struggle.

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Damage Shot

Edith Carlmar | 1951 | 94 mins

Carlmar helped rejuvenate a national industry with successful melodramatically tinged works, and Damage Shot reflects her willingness to confront fraught issues of social concern.

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Death Is a Caress

Death Is a Caress

Edith Carlmar | 1949 | 92 mins

In this offbeat, fascinating film noir—apparently Norway’s first—wealthy socialite Sonja meets handsome, muscular mechanic Erik when she drops off her car for repairs. In person: Ingrid Dokka, a Norwegian film scholar who has written extensively on Edith Carlmar. Discussion following the 6:45pm screening on Friday, April 29.

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Home for Christmas

Home for Christmas

Bent Hamer | 2010 | 85 mins

Norwegian all-star Bent Hamer has a knack for striking and holding the wry, deadpan tone that eludes most would-be conjurers of life’s little (and big) absurdities. In person: director Bent Hamer.

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King of Devil’s Island

King of Devil’s Island

Marius Holst | 2010 | 120 mins

Based on a notorious uprising at a boys’ reform school in 1915 that required military intervention, Marius Holst’s island-bound epic is a grim study in adolescent rebellion and the rigors of regimentation. Starring Stellan Skarsgård. Q&A with director at both screenings. In person: director Marius Holst & actor Stellan Skarsgård on Wednesday, April 27!

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Lend Me Your Wife

Lend Me Your Wife

Edith Carlmar | 1958 | 80 mins

Carlmar Film, the independent production company the filmmaker ran with her husband Otto, also put out comedies, including this adaptation from a witty, clever novel by Erik Pouplier.

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Limbo

Limbo

Maria Sødahl | 2010 | 105 mins

A coming-of-age story for adults unfolds in the sunny climes of Trinidad in Maria Sødahl’s Seventies-set feature debut. In person: director Maria Sødahl.

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The Liverpool Goalie

The Liverpool Goalie

Arild Andresen | 2010 | 85 mins

A school-daze crowd-pleaser and award-winner at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, The Liverpool Goalie takes us into the suburban world of 13-year-old Jo.

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The Man Who Loved Yngve

The Man Who Loved Yngve

Stian Kristiansen | 2008 | 99 mins

Set in 1989 with a vintage soundtrack, the rambunctious jockeying for attention in high school comes to life in Stian Kristiansen’s tough and tender story of a teen finding his own way.

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Together

Together

Matias Armand Jordal | 2009 | 100 mins

What’s fascinating about Matias Armand Jordal’s stirring father-son portrait is the emotional strength displayed on the younger side of the equation.

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The Wayward Girl

The Wayward Girl

Edith Carlmar | 1959 | 95 mins

The final film by the remarkable Edith Carlmar turned out to be the work that introduced the world to one of cinema’s most magnificent actresses — Liv Ullmann.

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The Far Side of Paradise: New Films from Norway Shorts Program

Various | 2008-2010 | 87 mins

An engaging selection of recent shorts spanning memoir, animation, comedy and more.

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Experimental Film Program

Various | 2006-2010 | 80 mins

A striking survey of the vibrant contemporary Norwegian video art and experimental film scene. All works in the program are U.S. premieres. Curated by Maria Fosheim Lund.

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