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      March 22, 2019

      Friday   6:30 PM

      58 Park Avenue
      New York, New York 10016

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      New Nordic Cinema: Wonderland /Joulumaa

      WONDERLAND /JoulumaaWED—MARCH 20 & FRI—MARCH 2292 min. In Finnish with English subtitles. In this poignant and emotionally complex film, middle-aged Helena is dreading spending her first Christmas alone after her husband leaves her for a much younger woman. With the encouragement of her optimistic and happily single friend Ulli, the two women decide to spend the holiday at an inexpensive farm bed and breakfast in the Finnish countryside.  Their hosts, Unna and Tuure, are former urbanites who are inexpertly navigating the pitfalls of organic farming, trained only by Youtube videos on lamb shearing; meanwhile, the friends are joined by fellow guest Oiva, who is looking for a traditional quiet country Christmas for reasons of his own. As the small group settles in for the holiday and begins to confide in one another, it isn’t long before they find that they share similarly fatigued outlooks on life in general; and the meaning of a “perfect Christmas” relies on making the best of imperfect circumstances. Featuring Jussi Award-nominated performances from Finnish actresses Milka Ahlroth (Helena) and Anna Paavilainen (Unna), Wonderland acts as a thought-provoking multi-character study, providing a unique look in to the complex lives of Finnish adults. Directed by Inari Niemi (Finland, 2017). New Nordic Cinema presents some of the best new films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Running in coordination with our exhibition Nordic Impressions, this series showcases the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art. About the Director Inari Niemi was born in 1978 and  studied in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Science, graduating in 2010. She has directed several short films, and her first feature-length documentary was Robin The Movie, about a Finnish teenage pop sensation Robin Packalen. Her first fictional feature films were Summertime and Wonderland. TICKET INFORMATION Once you purchase your ticket(s), you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Scandinavia House. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. Or go green and download the Eventbrite app on your smart phone!  IMPORTANT: If you do not see your confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access the Eventbrite help center. If you are having any other ticketing-related issues with your order, click here to contact Eventbrite.   

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