Scandinavian politics hasn’t caused a stir in U.S. movie houses since 1967’s I Am Curious (Yellow)—and many American viewers of that sexually frank film probably didn’t even know that its subtitle referred to one of the two colors of the Swedish flag. The political implications of Utopia: Nobody Is Perfect in a Perfect Country may strike stateside viewers as even more obscure. Each of the eight chapters of this Norwegian omnibus film, all of which involve a single gas station on the day before national elections, somehow expresses the philosophy of one of the country’s major political parties. Yet the movie is a comedy that turns on chance encounters in the northern woods rather than on fine points of public policy. Written by the six members of Screenwriters Oslo and helmed by nine directors, this film-festival hit promises to be about “love and how to obtain a better life.” The film screens at 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)