See The Northman at SWIFF Opening Night

One of the most highly anticipated films of 2022 will screen in Coffs Harbour on April 21. The Northman has been named the feature film at the Screenwave International Film Festival 2022 Opening Night Gala. 

The revenge thriller, tells the tale of Amleth, played by Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood). He’s a young prince on a quest to avenge his father’s murder and save his mother from his traitorous uncle. Labelled a ‘Viking Hamlet’, The Northman is by acclaimed director Robert Eggers. SWIFF audiences will be among the first in the country to witness the latest cinematic masterpiece from the visionary director. The Northman fuses the epic majesty of Viking folklore with the vivid world building Eggers is best known for, creating an art-house blockbuster.

All-Star Cast

The film features a formidable cast. There’s Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Claus Bang. Then there’s frequent collaborators, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit) and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse). And in an exciting return to the big screen after a 20-year absence, see Björk (Dancer in the Dark, Best Actress Cannes 2002).

“As a festival made for movie fans by movie fans, SWIFF is thrilled to have an exciting creative voice like Robert Eggers lead off this year’s 40-country tour of world cinema,” says SWIFF Artistic Director Kate Howat. 

The Opening Night Gala will lead off a 16-day, 130-session strong music and film line-up. Tickets are now on sale. The full SWIFF’22 program is to be announced March 18!

Read all about STORYLAND, SWIFF’s live multi-arts and music festival.