Nordic films to screen at Istanbul Modern
ISTANBULBetween June 4 and 14, the Istanbul Modern Cinema will present a series of film screenings bringing together world-renowned and fresh new films from Scandinavia. The series features much talked-about Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Norwegian films that received the thumbs-up from audiences, critics, and festivals alike.
The selection for this year’s program features veteran Norwegian director Bent Hamer’s latest film, “1001 Grams,” winner of the Golden Lion at Venice, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence,” directed by venerated Swedish director Roy Andersson, and Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier’s “A Second Chance,” starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a leading actor in the “Game of Thrones” series.
Hisham Zaman, director of “Before Snowfall,” will be the guest for the Turkish premiere of his film, “Letter to the King.” The director will answer questions after the screening of the film on June 4 at 5 p.m. and after the screening of “Before Snowfall” on June 6 at 3 p.m.