Screening this July at Palace Cinemas, the 2023 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival is a showcase of the best in new and classic feature films from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden.

Opening with the critically acclaimed look at a protest movement that changed the culture – and landscape – of Norway, Let the River Flow, and closing with a 15th anniversary screening of the vampire classic Let the Right One In, it’s a celebration of Nordic cinematic culture in all its many forms.

With 28 features spread across three weeks, you’re bound to find something you won’t want to miss whether your tastes tend towards drama, comedy, documentary or horror, and we’re giving readers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane the chance to attend for free.

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One winner in each city will receive two sets of double passes (four tickets in total) to the festival, plus a $100 Candy Bar voucher for those essential snacks between screenings. Each winner will also receive a $150 Neuw Denim gift voucher – because nothing screams Scandi more than a pair of jeans from the Swedish founded brand.

Want our tips on what to see with your double passes? Festival highlights include Nordic noir thriller Shadow Island, writer-director Hlynur Pálmason’s highly anticipated new film Godland, a look at life after a passionate affair in Burn All My Letters, and the gripping dramatisation of artist Edvard Munch’s life, Munch.

Plus, in a must for fans of snowbound horror, there’s the Scandi Screams program of six classic Nordic spine-chillers, including Troll Hunter, the director’s cut of Midsommar, Valhalla Rising and a classic early entrant in the Christmas horror genre, Rare Exports.

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Exclusive to Palace Cinemas, the 2023 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival takes place July 13 to August 2 in Melbourne, July 18 to August 9 in Sydney, and July 19 to August 9 in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and Byron Bay. For more information visit the website.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with the Scandinavian Film Festival.

*T&Cs: Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival tickets are valid for the duration of the 2023 Festival. $150 vouchers for with a minimum spend of $50. Neuw Denim Vouchers will be valid for 12 months and will expire 31st of July 2024. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.