Cannes 2023

Here you can learn about the fascinating Nordic films that are taking part in Cannes in 2023. The 76th Cannes Film Festival is taking place from May 16 to 27.


Fallen Leaves

Aki Kaurismäki / FI / 2023

The film tells the story of Ansa, a supermarket shelf-stocker on a zero-hour contract, later a recyclable plastic sorter, and Holappa, a sandblaster, an alcoholic, later an ex-alcoholic, whose paths have accidentally crossed and who, despite adversity and misunderstandings, try to build some kind of relationship on the harsher side of the welfare state.

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The Short Film Competition


Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter / IS / 2023

A bird hits a café window, disrupting the customers. A woman faces a decision on whether to ignore nature or euthanize the bird.

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Eivind Landsvik / NO / 2023

Following an unpleasant run in at the beach, teenagers Oscar and Iben are left behind by their friends. When one of them makes a friendly gesture, they experience what might be the beginning of an unexpected relationship.

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Norwegian Offspring

Marlene Emilie Lyngstad / DK / 2023

A mother passes away, and her estranged son – obsessed with theories about the repression of male sexuality in modern society – starts longing for offspring of his own.

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Cannes Classics

Liv Ullmann - A Road Less Travelled

Dheeraj Akolkar / NO/ 2022

The extraordinary voracity and longevity of the iconic Norwegian actress, writer, director, author and activist Liv Ullmann’s 62-year-long global career.

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Scandinavian House

Come visit us at the Scandinavian House, Square Mérimée 11 (close to the palais) we will be there from 09:00-19:00, May 16-25.

And Please join us for daily Scandinavian Films Happy hours from 17.30-18.30pm starting at May 18 through May 23.