PIFF 38: UNDERDOG

Underdog

Dino, a young Swedish girl, has fled Sweden’s mass unemployment for better fortune in Oslo. But like many other young immigrant Swedes, she finds herself an outcast and barely surviving on irregular work and hard partying. When she lands a job as a housekeeper in an upper middle-class Norwegian household she is thrown into a life very far from her own. During a few sultry summer weeks she ends up in the center of an odd love triangle and an unpredictable struggle for affection and dominance. Underdog is both a tender story of privilege and longing and a humorous recognition of the shifted power balance between Sweden and Norway—a reality in which Swedes have become Norwegians’ servants. First feature.

Sponsored by Scandinavian Heritage Foundation.

 

UNDERDOG screens Saturday, February 7 at 4pm at Regal Fox Tower 10, Tuesday, February 10 at 8:30pm at Cinema 21, and Thursday, February 12 at 6pm at the Moreland Theater as part of the 38th Portland International Film Festival.

Tickets are available online or at the door.


The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian/OREGONLIVE, LAIKA, Regal Entertainment Group, Delta Airlines, Yelp!, Travel Portland, King Estate, Hotel Modera, The Autzen Foundation, The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, KINK.fm, and many others.

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