Screenings of this great Norwegian film, The Man Who Loved Yngve, on Scandinavia House on March 4 and 7.
With Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ole Christoffer Ertvåg, and Ida Elise Broch, in Norwegian with English subtitles. 90 min.
Directed by Stian Kristiansen (2008). It’s 1989 and in the city of Stavanger 17 year-old Jarle Klepp has no idea that his life is about to change. He seemingly has everything: an amazing girlfriend and the world's coolest best friend, who together are launching Stavanger's toughest punk group, Mattias Rust Band. But when the new boy in class, Yngve, appears, Jarle is immediately drawn to him. As Jarle develops intimate feelings for Yngve, he becomes increasingly frustrated and confused. All he knows is that he cannot stop meeting Yngve, even if it involves doing things he despises, like listening to pop music and playing tennis. Slowly but steadily Jarle’s behavior forces him to make difficult choices, finding out in the end what it means to stand alone.
When: Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 pm & Saturday, March 7, 3 pm
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Paark Avenue (btw 37 and 38 St), NY
Info: All films are $9 ($6 ASF members).