New Scandinavian Cinema: THE GRANDAD

THE GRANDAD 2

Director Bjarni Thorsson’s touching (and sometimes hilarious) film about life at the crossroads and the meaning of it all centers on mild-mannered Guðjón, a father of two who is approaching retirement. When a dream trip to the Canary Islands with his wife doesn’t turn out the way he expects Guðjón is forced to take a good, hard look at his marriage and the inevitable aging process. “This smart cinematic adaptation of director Bjarni Haukur Þórsson’s wildly successful play features spot-on comic timing and an extremely sympathetic performance from Sigurður Sigurjonsson, one of Iceland’s best-known and most versatile actors.”— Screen International. (90 min.)

THE GRANDAD screens Sunday, October 25 at 4:30pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is showing as part of our New Scandinavian Cinema series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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