The Nordic Film Festival has announced the programme for its first ever festival, taking place from 30 November to 5 December 2012 across London. day for night* will present a broad mix of independent films from across Scandinavia, celebrating the best in Nordic filmmaking past and present.

The festival’s director Sonali Joshi said, ‘Nordic cinema is thriving, with its vibrant independent filmmaking scene and long-standing traditions of internationally recognised talent. Nordic Film Festival will be the only festival of its kind in the UK, offering a dedicated context through which to celebrate Nordic cinema with the aim of producing a truly creative, exciting and enjoyable festival.’

The festival opens with a special Gala screening of Academy Award-winning director Susanne Bier’s latest film, Love Is All You Need, starring Pierce Brosnan. Highlights of the festival include Thomas Vinterberg’s Dogme classic Festen, a midnight screening of verite-style horror Troll Hunter, and Noomi Rapace in Pernilla August’s first feature Beyond. The festival closes on 5 December with a Gala screening and party for the UK premiere of Lisa Langseth’s debut Pure, starring rising star Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, A Royal Affair).

For the full festival programme and to book tickets, visit the festival’s website, and view the information film featuring clips of the featured screenings below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddb-GhnrReU