Tag Archives: Movie

“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 ...

“The Orange Girl” opens Nordic Film Days in Lübeck

Photo: Fredrik Naumann/Felix Features

”There will be a strong focus on Norway in Lübeck this year,” explained artistic director Linde Fröhlich, who has selected 12 Norwegian features, seven documentaries and six shorts for various sections of her programme, which includes 130 films from 10 North European countries. For its 50th anniversary last year, the Nordic Film Days registered 24,000 ...

Three Chicago top prizes for Norwegian kidpics

Norwegian films collected three first prizes at the 26th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – North America’s largest showcase for kidpics, screening 250 films to audiences exceeding 25,000 – which ended on Nov. 1, announces the Norwegian Film Institue The Adult Jury named Jesper W Nielsen’s Through A Glass, Darkly (I et speil i en gåte) ...

Hidden picked up by US distributor After Dark

Norwegian director Pål Øie’s thriller, Hidden (Skjult), has been picked up by US distributor After Dark Films for the annual, week-long Horrorfest: 8 Films To Die For, which is organised for the fourth time from January 29, 2010. Hidden is the fourth selection for the festival, which screens a total of eight horror films simultaneously in ...

Norway’s Film Budget Up NOK50 Million

On Oct. 13, Norway's Culture Minister Trond Giske announced that the total allocation for film in 2010 will reach NOK625 million ($ 112 mill) up NOK50 million ($9 mill) from 2009. This represents the biggest increase ever of state support to film. More than half the total budget for film (NOK368 million) will be earmarked towards ...

Thumbs up for Norwegian films Down Under

Starting October 16 through November 1, Norwegian features Max Manus and The Man who loved Yngve will be screened at the Nordic Film Festival in the Australian cities of Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. The media Down Under has already given thumbs up for the Norwegian entries. On October 14, The Sydney Morning Herald published an article ...

Nordisk Film and Storm in new strong alliance

Nordisk Film Post Production AS and Storm Studios AS have just made an agreement to establish a new joint venture covering all aspects within digital post production. With the new company the two partners take up a strong position in the increased competition, which is a result of the digital development in the Norwegian market. Nordisk ...

Max Manus selected for Toronto gala

Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg’s Max Manus will have its North American première at a gala screening during the 34th Toronto International Film Festival September 10-19, 2009. Co-director Cameron Bailey has confirmed the presentation will take place during the last weekend of the festival, ”which will guarantee a full, enthusiastic house.” From the cast ...

The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund

Situated in Haugesund, on the west coast of Norway in charming surroundings, The Norwegian International Film Festival, often called the “Nordic Cannes”, is your gateway to the Norwegian film and cinema industry. The festival is partly owned by FILM&KINO. With Liv Ullmann as Honorary President, the festival ensembles the Norwegian film industry and press corps to ...

Michael Moore salute Norwegian Cinema

Film director and film festival co-founder Michael Moore makes opening remarks at the opening night kick-off street party for the 2009 Traverse City Film Festival on July 28, 2009. Photo: Flickr

The Traverse City Film Festival – a showcase in Michigan, USA, founded in 2005 by American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore – has this year programmed a ”Salute to Norway” with four Norwegian films, including the festival opener, Erik Poppe’s Troubled Water (De usynlige). Moore is himself responsible for the selection of 60-90 domestic and international entries, picking ”just ...