ScandiClub Movie Night 18 Feb 2022
Så ock på jorden (Heaven on Earth) -- Sweden 2015
Director: Kay Pollak, the Director of As It Is in Heaven. Run time: 2 h 14 m. Starring: Frida Hallgren, Niklas Falk, and Jakob Oftebro. Award: 2016 Guldbagge. (English subtitles).
“Heaven on Earth” is the sequel to the touching, soaring Swedish movie, “As it is in Heaven”, which we viewed in 2021. It was about a developing choir finding its “voice”, the colorful village characters, and its world-renowned, quiet conductor who returned to his hometown and became the choir director. Adventures awaited this choir.
“Heaven on Earth” takes up where the last story left off: Choir director Daniel Dareus’ soprano and love interest, Lena, is now a widow, pregnant, and alone. She gives birth to their child during a blizzard with only the village’s inebriated priest to awkwardly help her. Because this intense birthing experience created a bond between the two, Lena agrees to bring music to the church and, therefore, people to the church. However, just as music and dancing inspire joy, they also spark fear and jealousy.
What new adventures and surprises await the characters and village? Regular folks, with Lena as the new choir director, take on and meet almost insurmountable challenges with tenacity, creativity, "can-do spirit", and developing self-confidence.
We, as fans of “As It is in Heaven”, will be pleased by the heartfelt continuation of the characters and storyline begun in the original movie, handled with a delicate combination of humor, mischievousness, and utter joviality.
- 6:30 PM Social by Zoom (also, in-person, if possible. TBD later).
- 6:45 PM Movie start, including a 10-minute intermission midway through the movie.
- 9:10 PM Discussion
ZOOMED EVENT INFORMATION:
Link to join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 819 2668 3185
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