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Ciné Nordica: Paris turns the spotlight on cinema coming in from the cold

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- Tomorrow, Eat Sleep Die will open the 5th edition of this event presenting 19 Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Icelandic films in Paris

Ciné Nordica: Paris turns the spotlight on cinema coming in from the cold

Revealed in Venice and Toronto, Eat Sleep Die [+see also:
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interview: China Ahlander
interview: Gabriela Pichler
interview: Nermina Lukac
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by Swedish director Gabriela Pichler (interview) will open the 5th edition of the Ciné Nordica festival, starting tomorrow and running until March 24th at the Cinéma du Panthéon in Paris. The film, which won four Guldbagge (Best Swedish Film 2012, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress – see the video interview of the actress Nermina Lukac), will be released on French screens on June 12th by ASC Distribution.

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As in previous years, Ciné Nordica will present a rich programme of 19 feature films, including the five movies nominated for the Best Nordic Film 2012 prize: The Punk Syndrome [+see also:
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 by Finnish duo Jukka Kärkkäinen - JP PassiEither Way [+see also:
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interview: Hafstein Gunnar Sigurdsson
interview: Hilmar Gudjônsson - Shootin…
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 by Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson (see the video interview), The Orheim Company [+see also:
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by Norwegian director Arild Andresen, Royal Affair [+see also:
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interview: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
interview: Nikolaj Arcel
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 by Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (rewarded in Berlin and also successful in France with 248,000 admissions thanks to Jour2Fête and still being shown on 8 screens even though it has been in theatres for four months) and Play [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
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by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund (one of the favourites in the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes in 2011 and finally to be released in France next autumn thanks to Cinéma Defacto).

The six Swedish movies to be presented also feature Simple Simon [+see also:
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 by Andreas Ohman (news), Avalon [+see also:
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 by Axel Petersen (article) and two documentaries: Palme [+see also:
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 by duo Maud Nycander - Kristina Lindström (news) and the Oscar-winning phenomenon Searching For Sugarman [+see also:
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 by Malik Bendjelloul (which just passed the 100,000 admissions line in France after its 12th week in theatres – distribution ARP Sélection).

Denmark will also be represented by the very effective film about contemporary pirates, Hijacking [+see also:
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interview: Tobias Lindholm
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 by Tobias Lindholm (which will be released in France via Ad Vitam on June 19th), the Norwegian production All That Matters Is Past by Sara Johnsen and the documentary Liv & Ingmar by Dheeraj Akolkar (to be distributed in France by KMBO on May 8th), and Iceland by The Deep by Baltasar Kormákur (review - to be distributed by Bac Films on April 24th).  

It's also worth mentioning that Ciné Nordica will this year pay tribute to the Swedish filmmaker Anja Breien with the screening of Heritage, which participated in the competition in Cannes in 1979, and that on Friday, March 22nd, the night of the Pusher trilogy by Nicolas Winding Refn is on the bill, preceded by a documentary (NWR by Laurent Duroche) dedicated to the filmmaker whose new opus (Only God Forgives) we look forward to soon discovering on the Croisette.

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(Translated from French)

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