On Thursday, December 5, starting at 7 PM, director Hans Petter Moland and actor Liam Neeson will present a screening of Out Stealing Horses, this year’s contender from Norway for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. Liam Neeson, who starred in Moland’s Hollywood debut feature Cold Pursuit (U.S., 2019), will introduce the film. Following the screening, journalist Tomris Laffly will conduct a Q&A with Moland.
This event will kick off this year’s series of Nordic & Baltic Oscar Contenders at Scandinavia House, which will continue in January with more screenings that have been selected by Nordic and Baltic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for 2019 Best International Feature film, including selections from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Sweden.
The schedule of movie screenings resumes on January 3 with the Swedish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, And Then We Danced (Sweden, 2019) by Levan Akin; the coming-of-age drama Stupid Young Heart (Finland, 2018) on January 10; Queen of Hearts (Denmark, 2019), winner of the Audience Award from the World Cinematic Dramatic competition, Best Nordic Film and Best Performance at Göteborg, and Best Director at TIFF, on January 17; the Latvian nomination for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, The Mover (Latvia, 2018) on January 24; the heart-wrenching drama A White, White Day (Iceland, 2019), winner of the NDR Film Prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, on February 7; and the Lithuanian candidate Bridges of Time (Lithuania, 2018) on February 13.