I have a confession. I was not familiar with the work of Aki Kaurismäki, a Finnish director of legendary status. I certainly am now, as his 40th feature ‘Fallen Leaves‘ comes to UK cinemas in December (thanks to the wonderful … Continue reading The two leads from Aki Kaurismäki’s romantic Finnish fairytale ‘Fallen Leaves’ speak to us ahead of MUBI release
Not for the faint-hearted, Ninja Thyberg’s first film Pleasure is a raw and daring exploration of the porn industry, following Bella (played by new actress Sofia Kappel) as she arrives in LA from her home in Sweden with ambitions to … Continue reading Let’s talk about sex: Swedish director Ninja Thyberg exposes the porn industry from a female perspective in her colourful debut ‘Pleasure’
Oh boy – there has been an overwhelming amount of Nordic entertainment to discover this month! So get ready for a bumper pack of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and even a podcast in our August round-up… FILM THE HERO’S JOURNEY … Continue reading Nordic Flavours of the Month: AUGUST
This month at the Nordic Watchlist we enjoyed a staycation, and the searing heatwave in the UK eventually turned to torrential rain – allowing us to bury ourselves in the sofa and enjoy some more Nordic treats! Here’s what we … Continue reading Nordic Flavours of the month: JULY
We have often shared our frustration in reading or hearing about fantastic new releases in the Nordic region but then having to patiently wait to see if they get a release in the UK. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t… … Continue reading New Nordic MUBI News!