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SCA19 Sonja - The White Swan

18+ 114 MIN
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Synopsis

Sundance award-winning director Anne Sewitsky reunites with a stunning Ine Marie Wilmann after Homesick (Scand FF 2015) for this engaging portrayal of Norwegian Olympic figure skating champion and a Hollywood movie star Sonja Henie.
In the 1930s, Sonja Henie, (a commanding Wilmann), rose to become one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, crowning her with the title of ‘The White Swan’. Her meeting with 20th Century Fox chieftain Darryl Zanuck resulted a four-picture deal with her as star, shooting Henie’s career to new heights as her first film broke box office records, selling the most tickets in the world in 1937. But as the years progressed, Henie’s ruthless determination to stay in the spotlight combined with debt and drinking problems fuelled a disastrous ultimate fall from grace in both her career and personal life. This energetic biopic brings an illuminating perspective of a powerful female’s achievements in an era of patriarchy, and the lengths she would go to in order to succeed.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Sundance Film Festival, 2019

NOMINATED: Best Nordic Film Dragon Award, Göteborg Film Festival, 2019

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 9th July

Duration

114 min

Rating

18+

Cast

Pål Sverre Hagen, Ine Marie Wilmann, Valene Kane, Eldar Skar, Anders Mordal, Aidan McArdle

Director

Anne Sewitsky

Genre

Film Festival

Language

Norwegian with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Cinema Paradiso



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