Dancing Queen


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 15 1:15 PM
The Main 4 Tue, Apr 18 7:10 PM
The Main 1 Sat, Apr 29 2:00 PM
Film Info
Programs:Nextwave Family Features
Women & Film
Midnight Sun
Release Year:2023
Runtime:90 min
Print Source:LevelK
Family Friendly
Women Directors
Best of Fest
Director:Aurora Gossé
Producer:Thomas Robsahm
Cinematographer:Åsmund Hasli
Screenwriter:Silje Holtet
Editor:Helge Billing
Principal Cast:Liv Elvira Kippersund Larsson
Anders Baasmo
Andrea Bræin Hovig
Anne Marit Jacobsen
Cengiz Al
Frida Ånnevik


Best of Fest Encore Screening

Recommended ages 12+

Shy, slightly awkward, bookworm-ish Mina does a 180 when she leaps into the audition for an Instagram-famous hip-hop dancer’s new crew. Mina’s not alone. Everybody in school wants to join E.D. Win’s “Viking” troupe and gain the attention and approval of the young star. The only problem for Mina is, she can’t dance! As the competition heats up, Mina’s study buddy Markus and her free-spirit (and former dancer) grandmother jump in to help her practice her new moves. But when E.D.'s narcissism fuels Mina’s self-doubts, the young teen must overcome inner demons and dance-world pressures to find her own way to shine. With a solid gold mix of drama, comedy, and show-stopping entertainment, Dancing Queen is an inspiring and heart-warming celebration of the power of dance and friendship (and a not-so-subtle ode to ABBA’s smash hit!). –Deb Girdwood

Content advisory: some scenes contain disordered eating and bullying related to body image.

Director Biography

Aurora Gossé is a filmmaker who was educated as a director at The Norwegian Film School. She is a prolific director of shorts and television programming, and her feature films include Karsten og Petra lager teater (2017), Karsten og Petra på skattejakt (2018), and Dancing Queen (2022), her most recent film.