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“Oslo, August 31″ coming to DVD in North America

"Oslo, August 31st" is coming to North America on DVD on Sept. 18. Enter our drawing to win your free copy!

Film festival favorite “Oslo, August 31” is coming to DVD to North America. Enter the Norwegian American Weekly drawing to win one of five free copies! Special Release On Sept. 18, the critically acclaimed film “Oslo, August 31” will be released on DVD in North America. From Joachim Trier, director of “Reprise,” the film finds Anders on ...

“Kon-Tiki” makes a splash

Film receives critical praise for portrayal of famous 1947 expedition Kelsey Larson Copy Editor After 59 days of shooting in six countries, the biggest Norwegian film yet to be made is ready to hit Norwegian cinemas Aug. 24. The directing duo behind “Kon-Tiki,” Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, also directed the hit film Max Manus, which sold 1.2 million ...

Utøya film creates strong reactions

Photo: Øyvind Bye Skille, NRK

The film played in various locations in the United States, writes VG. The trailer is posted on the website YouTube, and shows among other things, a blond man in the Norwegian police uniform shooting children. The film clip has aroused strong reactions in the AUF. To VG's knowledge, the organization has requested assistance from the police. ...

Norway’s choice for the Oscars

Agnes Kittelsen in Sykt lykkelig (Happy, Happy).

The comedy "Happy, Happy," is Norway's candidate in the category of Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, reported the Norwegian Film Institute on Thursday. The jury was deciding between three films: "Oslo, 31. august," "Sønner av Norge" (Sons of Norway) and "Sykt lykkelig" (Happy, Happy), but it was the latter of the three ...

Norwegian films take record market share

Local movies reached more than 2.5 milion admissions for the third consecutive year, accounting for 23.2% of total admissions. Norwegian productions controlled a record 23.4% share of the cinema market in 2010, selling more than 2.5 million tickets for the third consecutive year – 5,558,022. In 2009 their market share was ...

Two Norwegian features selected for the 61st Berlinale

The Mountain (Ole Giæver)

Norwegian director Ole Giæver’s feature debut, The Mountain (Fjellet), will have its international premiere in the Panorama section of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival (10-20 February), shortly after it has opened the festival in Giæver’s home city of Tromsø, on 18 January. Educated at the Nordland Art and Film School in Lofoten and Stockholm’s Konstfack, ...

Norway in Sundance: Happy, Happy in competition, The Troll Hunter in Park City at Midnight

Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig) at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky’s feature debut, Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig) will have its international premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah (USA) between 20-30 January, 2011. Park City at Midnight – the festival’s late programme for ”the raucous, rowdy, and rebellious; softies need ...

Nordic Film Fest Season 2010/2011 kicks off!

Mr. Mustache (Norway)

The 2010/11 Nordic Film Fest season kicks off this year in Minneapolis, then traveling across the country with even more Nordic Films, panels, and parties. This upcoming season has a lot to be excited about. This year we have opened our festivals up to submissions from new and up and coming Scandinavian filmmakers. We’re expecting ...

The Liv Ullmann Honorary Award

Margreth Olin

The Liv Ullmann Honorary Award is bestowed on a female filmmaker who has excelled through her extraordinary talent and artistic contribution in Norwegian film or television drama. The prize was founded in 2006 by the Norwegian Film Institute, in co-operation with the Association of Norwegian Filmmakers and the Norwegian Film ...

Moland’s comedy a gentle attraction at home, also in demand abroad

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s first comedy, A Somewhat Gentle Man (En ganske snill mann)

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s first comedy, A Somewhat Gentle Man (En ganske snill mann), which was awarded the Berliner Morgenpost Audience Prize at the recent Berlin International Film Festival, went straight to a No 2 position on the local charts, following its launch at the Kosmorama-Trondheim International Film Festival. During ...