Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival 2024 - Opening Night Event

E18+ 106 mins

About the Event

The 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival returns to Palace Nova Cinemas Eastend with a line-up that will warm the winter chill. Enjoy a pre-film reception with Nordic flavours, a Nordic Mule cocktail, Carlsberg beer, wine or mocktail, plus a cinema treat courtesy of Lexus, before the Australian Premiere of The Riot, from director Nils Gaup.


Sulis 1907

Australian premiere
An epic historical action drama starring Otto Fahlgren (Beartown) and Simon J. Berger (Margrete – Queen of the North), The Riot tells the story of the struggle against oppression in the isolated Norwegian mining town of Sulitjelma, called Sulis, at the beginning of the 20th Century.
Based on the incredible real events at Norway’s second largest workplace, where the mine workers struggled under inhumane conditions in the dangerous and dark copper mines, this was the Wild West of the Nordic countries.

Young miner Konrad Nilsson (Fahlgren) dreams of a better life. Working conditions are brutal for the laborers, and faced with oppression, slave labour and the brutality of capitalism, the mine workers decide to stand together in a revolt against the mining company and its ruthless, powerful leader Wennstrøm (Berger).
Directed by Academy award nominated Nils Gaup (The Last King), this important part of Norwegian history has never been told on screen before and tells the origin story of the Norwegian labour movement which planted the seed for workers’ rights in the region.

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Terms and Conditions

All ticketholders will receive a glass of alcohol with their ticket, upon arrival. Non-alcoholic option available for ticketholders upon request.

Dates & Tickets

Wednesday, July 17
6:30 PM arrival | 7:00 PM film
Palace Nova Cinemas Eastend


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