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Festival presented by Palace will see some of the most exciting and fresh movies from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland grace Palace Cinema screens around Australia from 5 July.
Location: Palace Cinema Centro & Barracks screens.
When: Wed 13 - Wed 27 July, 2016
Tickets: On sale since 7 June

National Festivals Director Elysia Zeccola Hill who has been running festivals at Palace Cinemas for the last 18 years said: "Scandinavia has produced some of the most iconic films ever made. This festival screens the hottest talent from the most current crop of films. Over the past 10 days in Cannes I have locked in the final films for this edition and they will premiere on the big screen in Australia less than two months later."

To whet your appetite, here is a preview of the 2016 program:

Finland's official Oscar contender, and winner of Best Film at Finland's 2016 Jussi Awards, THE FENCER, offers a fictionalised take on a real-life fencing teacher who took a stand against Stalinist oppression in Soviet-era Estonia. Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. However, the past catches up with him as he comes face to face with a difficult choice.
Meanwhile, more in the spirit of recent Nordic fare, tense suspense thriller ABSOLUTION starring the brilliant Laura Birn (2014 Festival guest) tackles the moral questions of guilt and revenge after a hit-and-run accident spirals out of control. Mari Rantasila (2015 Festival film Armi Alive!), took the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in this film at Finland's recent Jussi Awards
Also from Finland, OTHER GIRLS (Toiset Tytöt) is a survival story about those moments when life gives you a brutal kick, but you decide to kick back. HARD! Based on true events, it follows 18- year-old girls Jessica, Jenny, Taru and Aino who are on the verge of adulthood as they lose their innocence and, at times, their faith.

See more at www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com.

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Concert - Sunday 19 June 2016 from 2.00 pm

Concert by Khalida and Simon
Australian born Khalida de Ridder and Danish born Simon Thielke contacted us earlier in the year as they were planning an Australian tour and would like to perform at the club, so we were very pleased to be able to schedule a concert for a nice Sunday afternoon.
The weather forecast wasn't too good but we still had a fair number of people turn up and whilst Austin Street did get a bit of rain as well, it was nowhere as extreme as in other Brisbane suburbs, so we were all snug inside the club enjoying coffee, Danish pastries and a glass of wine.
Khalida and Simon entertained with a great program - including a new piece by Danish composer Martin Lohse.
Music by Elgar - Charlton - Lohse - Sibelius.
Vieuxtemps - Gragnani - Albenix
Traditional Sønderho Folk