Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

A scene from ‘My Stuff.’ Photo: Petri Luukkainen
A scene from ‘My Stuff.’ Photo: Petri Luukkainen

As a year-long experiment, Petri Luukkainen will be stuffing all his things, including his clothes, into storage. He will allow himself to retrieve only one item per day. 

That’s the plot of My Stuff, a comedic yet thought-provoking documentary from Finland that will be shown along with seven other films at this year’s Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok. 

Returning for the third year, the festival will screen movies from four Nordic countries, all free of charge. Organized by the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, the program represents films of diverse genres that also touch on globally important topical issues such as immigration, climate change and sustainability.

Apart from My Stuff, the three-day event highlights the film Becoming Astrid, a biographical drama that follows the life of Swedish children’s book writer Astrid Lindgren, and What Will People Say, a 2017 drama that circles around a Pakistani teenager in Norway who’s sent back to her motherland after she’s caught with her Norwegian boyfriend. 

Partly shot in Phuket in 2016, Monky involves a Swedish family who befriends a gibbon they found in the backyard before they embark on a thrilling journey to Thailand to find out more about the ape and its origins.

Prior to each screening, cinephiles will get to watch Norwegian short A Future You Don’t Want. Aiming to raise awareness about climate change, the five-minute film is set in 2050, and revolves around two teenagers stuck at home during a rainstorm. 

The full film schedule is available online. All movies screenings are free, with English subtitles available. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event will run from Sept. 27 through Sept. 29 at Quartier CineArt. The cinema is located on the fourth floor of the EmQuartier shopping mall, which can be reached from BTS Phrom Phong.


Nordic Film Festival 2019

Quartier CineArt, 4th floor of EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd, Watthana, Bangkok
September 27 – September 29
BTS: Phrom Phong



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