The Film Festival runs from the 16 to 26 July, and includes the Danish film "The Absent One" based on Jussi Adler-Olsens book. This is the second, and even more successful adaptation of the Danish Department Q series novels, following on from 2014 Scandinavian Film Festival hit The Keeper of Lost Causes.
DIRECTOR
Mikkel Norgaard
CAST
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbaek, David Dencik, Danica Curcic
Rugged and irritable Carl Morck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his colleague, the Syria-born Assad (Fares Fares, who received the Danish Oscar for his performance), run the cold- case division of the Copenhagen police. After a desperate appeal to Morck about the unsolved killing of his own teenage children, an ex-cop commits suicide. This leads the detective pair on a twisted mission to discover what really happened in the 1990s at one of the countrys poshest boarding schools. Director Mikkel Norgaard reunites with lead stars Kaas and Fares to portray this taut fiction which again alternates deftly between the past and present.
The festival also runs in Byron Bay 17 to 23 July, and this movie shows 19 July at 1.45pm