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Sao Paulo’s Mostra programmes the largest Nordic showcase ever

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- The 39th Mostra International Film Festival will screen 60 films “to introduce new directors from the five Nordic countries, which are gaining more and more prominence worldwide”

Sao Paulo’s Mostra programmes the largest Nordic showcase ever
Sparrows by Rúnar Rúnarsson

Having got under way yesterday (22 October) and running until 4 November, the 39th Mostra - Sao Paulo International Film Festival will present a Nordic Showcase, an overview of contemporary film production in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

“With a selection of 60 titles, the Mostra will offer the most extensive programme of Nordic cinema ever organised in Brazil,” said the festival. “We prioritise present production, both in fiction and documentary, to introduce our audience to new directors from these five countries, which are gaining more and more prominence worldwide.”

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Organised with the Danish Film Institute, the Finnish Film Foundation, the Icelandic Film Centre, the Norwegian Film Institute and the Swedish Film Institute, the Mostra has chosen titles that have recently performed well on the international festival circuit.

The selection includes Icelandic directors Grímur Hákornarson’s Rams [+see also:
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interview: Grimur Hakonarson
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]
(which was awarded at Cannes, Hamptons, Transilvania and Zurich) and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film profile
]
(which won at San Sebastián), and Swedish filmmakers Sanna Lenken’s My Skinny Sister [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Sanna Lenken
film profile
]
and Beata Gårdeler’s Flocking [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Beata Gårdeler
film profile
]
, both honoured at Berlin. 

Also, Danish director Michael Noer’s Key House Mirror [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Michael Noer
film profile
]
, which won a prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, will be screening in Sao Paulo. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (1915-1982), the festival will show Gustaf Molander’s Intermezzo (1936), which led US producer David O Selznick to invite her to start her Hollywood career.

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